Charles William Willcock

Male 1871 - 1917  (46 years)


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  • Name Charles William Willcock  [1, 2
    Born 1871  Bedminster, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Birth Registration - Charles William Willcock
    Birth Registration - Charles William Willcock
    Charles William Willcock born 4th Quarter 1871, Bedminster, Somerset (now Bristol), England
    Birth Registration Transcription - Charles William Willcock
    Birth Registration Transcription - Charles William Willcock
    Charles William Willcock Born 4th Quarter, 1871 at Bedminster, Somerset England, Volume 5C, Page 697.
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 19 Nov 1888  Wrexham, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Charles William Willcock, No. 2265 enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19 Nov 1888, at Wrexham, Wales for a period of 12 years consisting of the first 7 years in Army Service and the remaining 5 years in the First Class of the Army Reserve. 
    Military Service Record of Charles William Willcock
    Military Service Record of Charles William Willcock
    Charles William Willcock, No. 2265, enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 27 November 1888 at Wrexham, Wales for a period of 12 Years. He served until discharged.
    He enlisted in the Wiltshire Regiment, Reg No. 546, 15 September 1914 at Swindon, Wiltshire, England and served as part of the British Expeditionary Force until wounded in France and discharged no longer fit for military service on 31 may 1915.
    History of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers
    History of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers
    History of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers
    Occupation 9 Oct 1895  Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Soldier 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 
    Residence 9 Oct 1895  35 Trafalgar Road, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 35 Trafalgar Road Wrexham, Denbigh, Wales. 
    Military Honours 23 Oct 1899  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Charles William Willcock was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal with the following clasps:
    Cape Colony
    Tugela Heights
    Rellief of Ladysmith

     
    1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Roll of Individuals entitled to the South Africa Medal and Clasps.
    1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Roll of Individuals entitled to the South Africa Medal and Clasps.
    2265 Pte Charles William Willcocks appears on page 89 of the roll and is entitled to the South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Tugela heights and Relief of Ladysmith Clasps
    Queens South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Tugela Heights and Relief of Ladysmith Clasps
    Queens South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Tugela Heights and Relief of Ladysmith Clasps
    The Queen's South Africa Medal was awarded to all British forces who served in South Africa from 11 October 1899 up to the end of the war on 31 May 1902. Units from the British Army, Royal Navy, Colonial Forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Cape of Good Hope, the Colony of natal and "hensoppers" (joiners and collaborators, literally "hands-uppers") from the South African republic and Orange Free State, civilians employed in Official capacity, war correspondents and non-enlisted men of whatever nationality who drew military pay qualified for the award of the medal. This included those such as the Zealand 10th Contingent who arrived in Durban in May 1902, but did not fight.
    Approximately 178,000 medals were awarded. The medal, without a clasp, was also awarded to troops who guarded Boer prisoners at the prisoner of war camp on the island of Saint Helena. Troops on the Mediterranean islands, however, were awarded the Queen's Mediterranean Medal, while some personnel on troopships were awarded the Transport Medal.

    Altogether twenty six clasps were awarded to recipients of the Queens South Africa Medal, to indicate each action and campaign of the Second Boer War. they were authorised in Army Order 94, April 1902, as amended.
    War Service 23 Oct 1899  Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Pte Charles William Willcock, No. 2265, 1st Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers, fought in the 2nd Boer War in Natal, South Africa. He fought in the battle of Tugela Heights and the Relief of Ladysmith. 
    War Service 14 Feb 1900  Colenso, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13
    Pte Charles William Willcock, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 6th Infantry Brigade, fought in the Battle of Tugela (or Thukela) Heights, consisted of a series of military actions lasting from 14 February through 27 February 1900 in which General Sir Redvers Buller's British army forced Louis Botha's Boer army to lift the Siege of Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.
    Location Colenso, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 28.41S 29.50E 
    The Battle of the Tugela Heights
    The Battle of the Tugela Heights
    Second Boer War - Battle of the Tugela Heights
    War Service 1 Mar 1900  Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 14, 15
    Pt Charles William Willcock, 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusilers, part of 6th Infantry Brigade commanded by General Geoffrey Barton fought in the battle leading up to and relieving the Garrison at Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa. 
    Relief of Ladysmith
    Relief of Ladysmith
    Second Boer War - Relief of Ladysmith
    Census 1901  5 Kent Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    1901 Census of England - Charles and Kate Willcock (n.Waite) and family 
    1901 Census
    1901 Census
    1901 Census showing Kate L Willcock (n. Waite) her husband Charles Willcox, her three sons, Arthur, Percy and Courtney and daughter Kate. Kate's sister Annie Tucker was also staying at the time the census was taken. Kate's address was 5 Kent Rd Swindon Wiltshire England
    1901 Census of England and Wales - Family of Charles and Kate Willcock (n.Wait)
    1901 Census of England and Wales - Family of Charles and Kate Willcock (n.Wait)
    At the time of the census Kate L Willcock (n.Wait), her husband Charles W Willcock and Children Arthur J T Willcock, Percy Willcock, Courtney Willcock, Kate L Willcock, and sister Annie M Tucker were at home at 5 Kent Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, Ebngland
    Occupation 3 Apr 1901  5 Kent Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    1901 Census of England and Wales lists Charles William Willcock Occupation as Steam Engine Makers Fitters Labourer. 
    Census 1911  12 Swindon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Charles and Kate Willcock and Family - 1911 Census of England and Wales 
    1911 Census of England and Wales - Family of Charles and Kate 
Willcock (n.Waite)
    1911 Census of England and Wales - Family of Charles and Kate Willcock (n.Waite)
    Family of Charles and Kate Willcock were residing at 12 Swindon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England at the time of the Census.
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  12 Swindon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Occupation listed on the 1911 Census of England and Wales was Tool Smith with GWR - Great Western Railway. 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  12 Swindon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    1911 Census of England and Wales lists Charles William Willcock address as 12 Swindon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England. 
    War Service 15 Sep 1914  Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    No. 546 Charles William Willcock, enlisted in The Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment and served until discharged on 31 May 1915, no longer fit for war, due to wounds received in battle. 
    Military Service 15 Sep 1914  Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Charles William Willcock, No. 546, Enlisted in the Wiltshire Regiment and served until discharged 31 May 1915, medically unfit from wounds received whilst fighting in France 
    History of the Wiltshire Regiment
    History of the Wiltshire Regiment
    History of the Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment
    UK Army Register of Soldiers Effect
    UK Army Register of Soldiers Effect
    Record No. 89009, Registry No. DE 705425/1, Charles William Willcock Regiment Rank Pte, No. 546 Date and Place of Death - Discharged 31 may 1915, Stated to have died 8 November 1917. Died After Discharge.
    War Service 11 Nov 1914  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24, 25
    Charles William Willcock fought in the First Battle of Ypres between 11 Nov 1914 and 21 November 1914 as part of the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. He was wounded by a shell exploding close by in December 1914 causing permanent deafness. He was returned to England on 14 December 1914 and discharged 31 May 1915 as medically unfit for military service. 
    History of the 7th Infantry Brigade
    History of the 7th Infantry Brigade
    History of the 7th Infantry Brigade
    Died 8 Nov 1917  Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27, 28
    Death Registration Transcription - Charles William Willcock
    Death Registration Transcription - Charles William Willcock
    Charles William Willcock died 4th Quarter 1917 at Swindon Wiltshire, England, Volume 5a, Page 21
    Death Registration - Charles William Willcock
    Death Registration - Charles William Willcock
    Charles William Willcock died 1917 Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Volume 5A, Page 21
    Military Honours 26 Jun 1920  Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    Charles William Willcock 3/546 Pte, Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment, was awarded the following decorations for his service during World War 1
    Victory Medal
    British War Medal 
    WW1 Medal Rolls - Charles William Willcock
    WW1 Medal Rolls - Charles William Willcock
    Charles William Willcock was awarded the following medals for his service during World War 1:
    Victory Medal
    British War Medal
    UK Service Medals and Award Rolls - Charles William Willcock
    UK Service Medals and Award Rolls - Charles William Willcock
    Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment roll of Individuals entitled to the victory medal and British War Medal. 3/546 Pte Willcocks, Charles William, 1st Wiltshire Regiment.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Notes 
    • Charle's sister Fanny (known as Bessie or Elizabeth) is married to Edmund Thomas Tucker.
    Person ID I7989  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker, Wait Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 May 2017 

    Family Kate Louisa Waite,   b. 1869, Wanborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Married 6 Feb 1894  St Marks Church, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 30, 31
    Marriage Registration - Charles William Willcock and Kate Louisa Waite
    Marriage Registration - Charles William Willcock and Kate Louisa Waite
    Charles William Willcock married Kate Louisa Waite, 1st Quarter 1894, Highworth, Wiltshire, England. Vol 5A, Page 27.
    Marriage Registration Transcription - Charles William Willcock and Kate Louisa Waite
    Marriage Registration Transcription - Charles William Willcock and Kate Louisa Waite
    Charles Willcock married Kate Waite 1894 in the district of
    St Marks Church, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, Marriage Register, Charles Willcock and Kate Waite.
    St Marks Church, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, Marriage Register, Charles Willcock and Kate Waite.
    St Marks Church, Marriage Register, Page 162, No. 323, 6th February 1894, Charles William Willcock married Kate Louisa Waite.
    St Marks Church, Swindon, Wiltshire, England
    St Marks Church, Swindon, Wiltshire, England
    St Mark's Church is in Church Place, Swindon, Wiltshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Swindon, the archdeaconry of Malmesbury, and the diocese of Bristol. Its benefice is united with those of St Aldhelm, Swindon, St Luke, Swindon, and St Saviour, Swindon, to form the benefice of Swindon New Town.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
    Children 
    +1. Arthur John Thomas Willcock,   b. 22 Sep 1895, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     2. Percy Charles Willcock,   b. 1897, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)  [Birth]
     3. William Courtenay Willcock,   b. 22 Mar 1899, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [Birth]
     4. Kate Florence Louisa Willcock,   b. 21 Feb 1901, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2000, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)  [Birth]
     5. Harold Rupert Willcock,   b. 16 May 1903, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. Elizabeth Sarah Jane Willcock,   b. 11 May 1904, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Molly Eleanor Willcock,   b. 19 Aug 1907, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. J.H. Willcock
    Last Modified 29 May 2017 
    Family ID F2470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1871 - Bedminster, Bristol, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Soldier 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. - 9 Oct 1895 - Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 Census of England - Charles and Kate Willcock (n.Waite) and family - 1901 - 5 Kent Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1901 Census of England and Wales lists Charles William Willcock Occupation as Steam Engine Makers Fitters Labourer. - 3 Apr 1901 - 5 Kent Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Charles and Kate Willcock and Family - 1911 Census of England and Wales - 1911 - 12 Swindon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Occupation listed on the 1911 Census of England and Wales was Tool Smith with GWR - Great Western Railway. - 2 Apr 1911 - 12 Swindon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 Census of England and Wales lists Charles William Willcock address as 12 Swindon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England. - 2 Apr 1911 - 12 Swindon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Service - No. 546 Charles William Willcock, enlisted in The Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment and served until discharged on 31 May 1915, no longer fit for war, due to wounds received in battle. - 15 Sep 1914 - Swindon, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Charles William Willcock, No. 546, Enlisted in the Wiltshire Regiment and served until discharged 31 May 1915, medically unfit from wounds received whilst fighting in France - 15 Sep 1914 - Swindon, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Service - Charles William Willcock fought in the First Battle of Ypres between 11 Nov 1914 and 21 November 1914 as part of the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. He was wounded by a shell exploding close by in December 1914 causing permanent deafness. He was returned to England on 14 December 1914 and discharged 31 May 1915 as medically unfit for military service. - 11 Nov 1914 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Nov 1917 - Swindon, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Honours - Charles William Willcock 3/546 Pte, Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment, was awarded the following decorations for his service during World War 1 Victory Medal British War Medal - 26 Jun 1920 - Exeter, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1881 Census of England - Family of Thomas Willcocks
    1881 Census of England - Family of Thomas Willcocks
    At the time of the census the family was living at Black Swan court St Michaels, Bath, England

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] 1901 Census of England and Wales, The National Archives, England (Reliability: 3), 1901.
      See attached census document

    2. [S68] 1911 Census of England and Wales (Reliability: 3), 1911.
      see attached census document

    3. [S68] 1911 Census of England and Wales (Reliability: 3), 1911.
      See attached census document

    4. [S346] England and Wales Births 1837 - 2006, Find My Past, 499 (Reliability: 3), 1871.
      Charles William Willcock born 4th Quarter 1871, Bedminster, Sommerset (now Bristol), England. Vol 5C, Page 697

    5. [S359] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 5 - 9 (Reliability: 3), 19 Nov 1888.
      See attached Military Service Record, Charles William Willcock

    6. [S356] Denbigh Baptisms, Findmypast, 239 (Reliability: 3), 9 Oct 1895.
      Birth Registration for son, Arthur John Thomas Willcock.

    7. [S359] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 5 - 9 (Reliability: 3), 9 Oct 1895.
      See Page 5 - 9 of attached Military Service Record of Charles William Willcock.

    8. [S356] Denbigh Baptisms, Findmypast, 239 (Reliability: 1), 9 Oct 1895.
      See Son's Baptism Registration, Arthur John Thomas Willcock, Wrexham, Denbigh, Wales.

    9. [S360] WO 100/181, The National Archives (UK), WO100/181., 89 (Reliability: 3), 1 Apr 1901.
      See attached, page 89, of 1st Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers Roll of Individuals entitled to the South Africa Medal and Clasps, under the Army Order granting the Medal, issued on 1st April, 1901

    10. [S359] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 9 (Reliability: 3), 23 Oct 1899.
      See attached Military Service record of Charles William Willcock., page 9, Military History Sheet.

    11. [S361] Wikipedia (Reliability: 2), 1900.
      Military History, Second Boer War, Natal Field Force

    12. [S359] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 9 (Reliability: 3), 23 Oct 1899.
      See attached Military Service Record of Charles William Wilcock

    13. [S361] Wikipedia (Reliability: 2), 12 Feb 1900.
      Military History, Second Boer War, Battle of the Tugela Heights.

    14. [S359] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 9 (Reliability: 3), 23 Oct 1899.
      See page 9 of the attached Military Service record of Charles William Wilcock.

    15. [S361] Wikipedia (Reliability: 2), 1 Mar 1900.
      Second Boer War - Relief of Ladysmith

    16. [S238] UK Census On Line (Reliability: 3), 1901.
      See attached census documdent

    17. [S47] 1901 Census of England and Wales, The National Archives, England, RG13 1910 Folio116, page 32 (Reliability: 3), 3 Apr 1901.
      See attached 1901 Census of England and Wales.

    18. [S238] UK Census On Line (Reliability: 3), 1911.
      See attached census document

    19. [S68] 1911 Census of England and Wales, Ref. RG14PN11801 RG78PN651 RD240 SD2 ED35 SN35, 2 Apr 1911.
      See attached 1911 Census of England and Wales - Charles William Willcock

    20. [S68] 1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14PN11801 RG78PN651 RD240 SD2 ED35 SN35 (Reliability: 3), 2 Apr 1911.
      See attached Census of England and Wales - Charles William Willcock.

    21. [S359] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 1 - 4 (Reliability: 3), 31 May 1915.
      See Pages 1 - 4 of attached Military Service record of Charles William Wilcock.

    22. [S359] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 1 -4 and 10-11 (Reliability: 3), 15 Sep 1914.
      See attached Military Service record, Charles William Willcock

    23. [S359] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 3 (Reliability: 3), 11 Nov 1914.
      See attached Military service record of Charles William Willcock.

    24. [S361] Wikipedia (Reliability: 2), 21 Aug 1914.
      History of the 7th Infantry Brigade, World War 1

    25. [S361] Wikipedia (Reliability: 2), 1914.
      History of the Wiltshire Regiment, World War 1.

    26. [S358] UK WW1 Mervice Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920, Ancestry, 1 (Reliability: 3), 26 Jun 1920.
      See attached supplementary Roll of individuals entitled to the Victory medal and British War Medal, Willcock, Charles William, remarks column, died 8.11.17

    27. [S359] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 2 (Reliability: 3), 8 Nov 1917.
      See attached Military Service Record Charles William Willcock, page 2 " Died at Swindon 8th Nov 1917"

    28. [S76] Births, Deaths and Marriages of England and Wales, 5A 21 (Reliability: 3), 1917.
      See attached Death Registration Charles William Willcock.

    29. [S358] UK WW1 Mervice Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920, Ancestry (Reliability: 3), 16 Jun 1920.
      See attached British War Medal and Victory Medal list.

    30. [S357] England & Wales Marriages 1837-2008, Findmypast, Vol 5A, Page 27 (Reliability: 3), 1894.
      Charles William Willlcock married Kate Louisa Waite, 1st Quarter, 1894, Highworth, Wiltshire, England

    31. [S359] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 3 (Reliability: 3), 15 Sep 1914.
      See military service record for Charles William Willcock, page 3, item 11. Particulars as to marriage.


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