17 February 1915 : Cpl Charles Percival Paine

Charles Paine was born on the Old Kent Road, 19 May 1876

Location of the Old Kent Road, Central London (cc OpenStreetMap)

His parents were Charles and Emma Paine.

He was educated in Dulwich and joined the 22nd Middlesex Volunteers 1894. He attained the rank of Sergeant.

The Boer siege of Ladysmith, 1900, during the South African War (1899–1902).

He served in the South African War, 1899-1900. 

He married Harriet Jane of Shepherd’s Bush, London 17 September 1901. They had four children: Francis, Charles, Geoffrey and Evelyn.

He joined he was a depot cab driver in 1913 joined the Motor Transport Special Reserve October, 1912.

He was called up August 1914 and promoted to Corporal December 1914. 

He died No.10 Military Hospital, St. Omer from cerebrospinal meningitis.

He is buried in the Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery of Remembrance, St.Omer.

WFA Pension Record Cards on Fold3 (Ancestry) accessed FREE as a WFA member.

Cpl Charles Percival Paine No.554 Army Service Corps (Motor Transport Section)

17 February 1915

Died of illness contracted on active service

Sources: Du Ruvigny's. 

Sources: England 1911 Census, De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, WFA Pension Record Cards on Fold3 (Ancestry) accessed FREE as a WFA member, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.