Altrincham WW1 

Charles Henshall

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:18th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt (3rd Mcr Pals)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1885 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/658,
the eldest son of George William & Mary Annie Henshall (nee Smith).

1891 Census - No trace of him, nor of his mother and two younger brothers ?
   His father was recorded as the Head of 106 Rose Street, Urmston,
residing with him were his parents.   Married - aged: 36 - occ: Manager
Hardware Trade - born: Gorton, Manchester.  Only those three are recorded,
but Charles' two younger brothers were born at Urmston.   I suspect that
the enumerator missed them off his transcription.

1901 Census - Field House, Urmston.     Son - aged: 15 -  born:
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester.     Head of household - George W. Henshall
- Married - aged: 47 - occ: Hardware Merchant - born: Gorton, Manchester.  
  Also - Mary A. Henshall - Wife - aged: 42 - born: Failsworth, Manchester.
     Plus 1 domestic servant.    Strangely I can find no trace of his two
younger brothers that are recorded OK in 1911.

1911 Census - "The Hollies", Thorley Lane, Timperley.      Son - Unmarried
- aged: 25 - occ: Solicitor - born: Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester.    Head
of household - George William Henshall - Married - aged: 57 - occ:
Hairdresser Merchant - born: Gorton, Manchester.    Also - Mary Annie
Henshall - Wife - aged: 53 - born: Failsworth, Manchester.   Plus 2 younger
brothers Harry and Frank and 2 domestic servants.

A solicitor by profession.

Killed almost instantly by shrapnell from an exploding shell.

His death was reported in the 18/07/1916 edition of the Altrincham
Guardian, which stated that he died on the 11th July.

Commemorated on the Altrincham & District Roll of Honour and the Timperley
Sports Club Memorial.
Memorials found on:
Christ Church (Timperley)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Timperley Sports Club
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