This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Captain Eric Donaldson of the 1st London Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps who died on this day in 1970.
Maskill, Charles
(1884-?)

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Private

Service Number 11793

Service Army

Battalion 9th Battalion

Regiment West Yorkshire Regiment

Biography

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.


Sources

First World War British Army Service Records. The National Archives (WO363).

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