Charles William Dewey

Name

Charles William Dewey
1895

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

23/02/1917
32

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
M2/194699
Army Service Corps
892nd Mechanical Transport Company

Awards

Searched but not found

Cemetery/Memorial

NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire
C.E. 1899.
United Kingdom

Headstone

>FOR GOD, FOR KING, FOR COUNTRY

UK Memorials

Bishop's Stortford Town Memorial Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Bishop's Stortford Hoddesdon and Rye Park Town Memorial St Catherine and St Paul’s Church Memorial, Hoddesdon Not on the Much Hadham memorials Not on the Perry Green memorials

Pre War

Charles William Dewey was born in 1885 and baptised on 14 Jun 1885 in Hythe, Kent, the son of Harry William and Christine Laura Dewey. The family was living in 12 Fore Street, Hertford by 1891, where his father was an outfitter's manager. They had moved to Much Hadham in 1901 and Charles was working as a carman, but by the 1911 Census he was living alone at The Stables, Hadham Towers, Much Hadham and was employed as a domestic coachman. His sister Hildegard also worked there as a servant. He married Nellie Mears in 1911 in Bishop’s Stortford and they had two children, Emily Laura born 17 September 1912 and Charles Philip Arthur born 12 November 1913, He was working as a chauffeur for H. Sparrow Ltd in Bishop's Stortford and was living in Castle St, Bishop's Stortford before he enlisted.

(His widow remarried in 1923 to Thomas Perry  and lived at The Hoops, Perry Green, Much Hadham.)


Wartime Service

He enlisted at Much Hadham and died in the Royal Victoria Military Hospital, Netley, Hampshire. An obituary in the Herts and Essex newspaper stated that he had died: "After a brief illness from pneumonia", and that "he caught a chill while preparing to embark for France and succumbed after 10 days illness."

Additional Information

Son of Private Henry William Dewey who died on 18 Feb 1918 and brother of Corporal Frank Arthur Dewey who died on 7 Mar 1918 and who are also commemorated on Hoddesdon memorials. His widow Nellie received a war gratuity of £3 for herself and her children and pay owing of £3. She also received a pension of 22s 11d a week from 27 August 1917

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)