Charles Glossop Else (1891–1973)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 32823  

Photo courtesy David and Yvonne Campbell

Charles Glossop Else

Charles lived with brothers William and Guy at Park Lodge, Fritchley. He was an articled surveyor who, shortly after enlistment at Sutton in Ashfield in December 1915 aged twenty-four. Previously, while at school, he had served with the Officer Training Corps (OTC), Derbys. His pension record stated that he was discharged as medically unfit almost immediately on his enlistment. After the war, Charles became surveyor to the urban district council at Barton-on-Humber, Lincs. He married Lilias Calderbank in 1923 1923 June qtr (Belper reg district).

Army Service Record
Charles enlisted 11 December 1915 at Sutton in Ashfield giving his address as Park Lodge Fritchley. He was aged 24 years 114 days, height 5ft 7¼in, unmarried and a surveyor. Previously he had served in the in OTC, Derbys at school. His next-of-kin was his father Charles Joseph Else

Army Pension Record
Records that Charles served in OTC Derby school – "Time Expired" and that he joined at Sutton in Ashfield 11 December 1915. He was discharged under Para 392 (iii) 13 December 1915

Charles Else's brothers William Else and Guy Else are also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Bullbridge

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Charles J. Else Head 35 Living on own means Crich
Hannah S Else wife 34   Chesterfield
Charles G Else son 9   Crich
William E Else son 7   Crich
Hannah M Else daughter 5   Crich
Guy V Else son 3   Crich

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1911: Park Lodge, Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Charles Joseph Else Head 45 Farmer & private means Crich
Hannah Scott Else wife 44   Crich
Charles Glossop Else son 19 Articled Surveyor Crich
William Edwin Else son 17 Bank Clerk Crich
Hannah Marina Else daughter 15 School Crich
Guy Victor Else son 13 School Crich
John Gilbert Else son 7 School Crich
Joseph Arthur Else son 4   Crich
Elizabeth Ann Bowler servant 20 Domestic general servant Swanwick
Annie Bunting servant 17 Domestic general servant Swanwick

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1939 Register: Westfield Road, Barton on Humber
Charles G Else b.21 August 1891; charted surveyor urban district surveyor to Barton on Humber , director of ARP Reserve demob & clearance of debris services & sewer repair servicesfor Barton on Humber Urban District
Lilias Else b.2 August 1895
Hazel Else b.13 August 1926; school
Charles R Else b.17 October 1928; school
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