This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Acting Sergeant 57888 Arthur Robinson of the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who was born on this day in 1899.
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

Pre-war Occupation*

Trade or Occupation pre-war: Mason's labourer


* Taken from attestation papers or 1911 census

Biography

Family background

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.

Service record

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.

After the war

We believe Charles Maskill continued living in the Wetherby area during, and after, The Great War. We believe he may have married Zetta Emily Watson in Wetherby in 1921. We are uncertain when Charles died.


Sources

1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 25944
First World War British Army Service Records. The National Archives (WO363).

If you have any photographs or further details about this person we would be pleased to hear from you. Please contact us via: alan.berry@collinghamanddistrictwararchive.info