Service Number 168533
Regiment Royal Army Medical Corps
Charles Hewitt Groves was born in 1900, the son of Charles William Groves and his wife, Hannah Maria Groves (nee Hewitt). Charles' place of birth is given as either Collingham or Sicklinghall, but in 1911 he is living in Collingham with his father (an insurance agent - see separate entry), mother and brothers, Harold and Arthur.
Upon reaching the age of 18, in 1918, Charles became eligible for service and he attested for service on the 7th July 1918 and was mobilised on the 1st August 1918. He first joined the West Yorkshire Regiment, but served for what remained of the war as Private 168533 in the Royal Army Medical Corps. We do not believe that he was sent overseas.
After the war, Charles returned to the area and on the 11th April 1931 he married Mona Shore in Collingham Church.
Charles died in 1963.
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