Norwich – Earlham Cemetery (Charles Weavers)

This is the war grave of Sapper Charles Weavers, located at Earlham Cemetery, in the main Commonwealth War Graves section. I can’t get very far with this one. I know that he was born in around 1882, the son of Charles and Thereza Weavers and in 1891 they lived at Leonard Street in Norwich, with the older Charles working as a fishmonger. But I can’t find the younger Charles on either the 1901 or 1911 census, he’s not mentioned in the media and his military records have been lost.

I do know that he enlisted on 3 May 1915 with service number 85263 and he was discharged on 29 January 1919, having fought with the 34th Norfolk Division and the Royal Engineers G Depot. He was discharged following a medical, when he was aged 38, for the reason of being “no longer physically fit for service”. Charles was awarded with a Silver War Badge, often worn by men to show that they had fought in the war amidst people abusing them during the conflict for being in the UK.

Charles died on 10 February 1922 at the age of 40, and I’d like to know more of the story here….