Service Number 11793
Battalion 9th Battalion
Regiment West Yorkshire Regiment
Charles Maskill was born in Micklethwaite in 1884, the son of Mark and Elizabeth Maskill, and brother of Emma, Annie and Fred.
In 1911, Charles was living with his parents and siblings at 5, St.James Street, Wetherby where he was a mason's labourer.
Charles was a very early enlister into the Army, enlisting on the 31st August 1914, when he was posted as so many local men were to the 9th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment in York.
Charles must have started his basic training at that point, but on the 7th October 1914 he was discharged from the army under King's Regulations as 'not likely to become an efficient soldier'. His record makes no mention why that might have been.
First World War British Army Service Records. The National Archives (WO363).
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