Charles Lewin Dove

Charles Lewin Dove’s name does not appear in Parish Records. The items on this site in respect of his brothers, Frank, George and James, will show how he came to be seen as a resident of West Haddon.

Charles Lewin Dove aged 19 at the time of the 1901 census was not living at home.
He was, at that time, living in the Aldershot Military Barracks in the Stanhope and Wellington Lines, Hampshire

At the time of the 1911 Census Charles was living in Colewort Barracks, Portsmouth as a Corporal in the RASC. He had enlisted on 28/12/1900

In the July-September quarter of 1911 he married Edith Harriett Tees (1877-1942) in Westbourne, Sussex

I was not able to find any record of military service for Charles but I found documents in respect of a claim for disability pension. From this documentation I was able to glean the following:

He enlisted on 28/12/1900. His regimental number was T/17536.
He was discharged on 16/9/1919 after 18 years 265 days
He served in the RASC and was awarded a disablement pension of 8 shillings from 17/9/1919 to 13/4/1920

A letter from him to the military requesting a reassessment of his pension shows the following promotions:

Appointed Lance Corporal January 1906
Promoted Corporal October 1909
Promoted Sergeant 4/8/1914
Appointed Staff Sergeant by Royal Warrant on 5/1/1917

After military service he lived at 63 Lynn Road, Buckland, Portsmouth The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages shows his death registered in March, 1944,aged 62 in Portsmouth. – Death Registered March 1944, 2b 835

(Jim Blakey 4th December, 2015)