Charles Thomas Heycocks

Royal Engineers

Personal Details

Born: 7 October 1882 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 27 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. He was also known by the name Haycocks.

Family: He was the third of six children born to William Heycocks, a well sinker, and his wife Mary. He married Lucy Ellis on 22 August 1909 in Birkenhead, Cheshire and together they had four children – Lucy, Charles, John, and Alice.

Residence: In 1891 he was living with his family in Broughall, Whitchurch; by 1901 they had moved to 27 Darwin Street, Southwark, St George the Martyr, London. At the time of his marriage in 1909 he was living at 15 Hilbury Drive, Birkenhead. In 1911 and now married he was living at 22 Craven Place, Birkenhead, Cheshire; in 1917 he lived at 31 Rowland Street, Birkenhead. In 1939 he was living at 44 Baytree Road, Birkenhead which was his address at the time of his death.

Employment: In 1901 he was a well sinker and in 1917 a boiler maker. In 1939 he was a labourer at an oil works.


3 March 1944, age 61, in Birkenhead.


Military Details

Regiment: Royal Engineers 

Rank: Sapper

Service Number: 272551

Date of Enlistment: 26 April 1917

Date of Discharge: 10 March 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards

No medals identified

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