Date of birth: c1914
Parents: Tom and Ada Pittam of Rugby
Address: Oxford Street, Rugby - previously Hill Street Warwick
Charles (Wag) was born in Warwick. His father Tom was living in Warwick and was a Railway Engine worker. His mother, Ada Louisa Foote, was born in Rugby.
In 1911, the family were living at 30 Hill Street, Warwick as Tom would have walked to work at the GWR Station at Milverton, Leamington Spa. At the time there were three children – John Victor (1906-1997), Enid Louise (1909-1982) and William Thomas, who was one month old at the time of the census.
By 1939, Tom, Ada and Enid had moved to Rugby and were living at 200 Oxford Street. Wag was lodging with Henry and Gertrude Timms at 67 Beauchamp Road, Warwick and was working as a butcher. Henry Timms was a Railyway Engine worker so was probably a work mate of Tom, Wag’s father.
Tom, Ada and Enid all lived in Rugby for the remainder of their lives. Tom died in 1961, followed a year later by Ada. Enid remained single and died in 1982.
Rank & Number: Guardsman, 2663735
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards
Brigade/Division: 1st (Guards) Infantry Brigade
Date of death: 26th June 1944
Cause of death/Battle: Not known
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Assisi War Cemetery, Italy. IX, D, 5.
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church, Emscote
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office