Charles Henry Moakes
Driver 129556 - Royal Horse & Field Artillery
D Battery 149th Brigade
Died of Wounds Flanders 16th June 1917 : Aged 20
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery XIV. F. 19
Charles appears to be the youngest of three brothers born in Huthwaite. The family reportedly all living on Newcastle Street when holding employment at New Hucknall Colliery. Their father William Moakes was however registered at 124 Sutton Road, Huthwaite, while giving Charles age at 19. Considering he had now lost two listed sons, firstly Robert then Charles, perhaps his change of address followed while still hoping for safe return of his last unlisted son, reportedly identified below being Private D. Moakes.
Identifying press reports from Paul Bradshaw
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Confirmed Identification but aged 19.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 CHARLES HENRY MOAKES, born Huthwaite, enlisted Sutton. Driver 129556, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds, France and Flanders, 16th. June, 1917.
Nottinghamshire Free Press - Sutton Library Archives 16th June 1917
Written 24 Jul 06 Revised 04 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott