Almorah Cemetery, St. Helier, Jersey
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Hale.
Husband of Esther Jane Hale, of 72, Tantara St., Walsall, Staffs. Born at Rotherham.
Died, aged 40 years.
Charles was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire
to Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Lewis) Hale of 213, St.
Annes Road, Rotherham, his father being a blacksmith.
He married Esther Jane Lee, the daughter of George Lee,
a barreller of 72, Tantarra Street, Walsall, at Walsall
on Saturday 28 March 1903 and then resided with his
in-laws. There were two children to the marriage, Charles
Charles served for seven years in the York and Lancaster
Regiment and fought throughout the Boer War, for which
he received his medal with seven bars. He had completed
his nine years on reserve working at Walker Brothers,
Pleck Road, Walsall when war broke out, but re- enlisted
in the South Staffordshire Regiment.
Charles was drafted to Jersey for training but died
of heart failure following a parade at The Peoples
Park, St. Helier. He was 40 years of age.
Charles is buried at Jerseys Almorah
Cemetery in Grave 5.21.T. The internment took place
on New Years Day and was conducted with full military
honours. A company of officers and over a hundred men
attended the funeral which took place in heavy rain.
The Reverend A. Gordon of St. Jamess (Garrison)
Church took the service. A firing party of fourteen
men, led by Sergeant Banes, led the cortege followed
by a military band under the direction of Bandmaster