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Charles H. N. Tipler
Charles Harry Norman Tipler was born in 1888 in North End, near Felsted. He was the son of William and Sarah Tipler. He was known to his family as Harry.
The 1901 census records the family living at in North End which is recorded as being in the parish of Great Waltham
William Tipler - Head - born Great Waltham. aged 53. Agricultural
William Tipler and Sarah Ann Willsher were married in 1876 so John and Harry were probably not their only children.
'Harry' moved to West Ham and enlisted at Warley, Brentwood as a Regular
number 7575 Essex Regiment. He was promoted Corporal on 24 August 1910
with the 2nd Battalion. He signed on to complete 12 years service with
the Colours on 13 February 1911 and was posted to Warley on 11 March
1911, appearing on the 1911 Census as a Corporal, Single, age 23 on the
3rd Battalion Staff at Warley, and without trade on enlistment.
In 1914 the 2nd Battalion were billeted in Chatham, Kent and that
summer Harry and Gwenfree had a son Norman.
After the war his parents continued to live in North End, Felsted. His name is not recorded on the Village Memorial, at the Memorial Hall, nor on the Memorial at Holy Cross Church, but is included on the Honour Roll at the United Reformed Church. 'Harry' is commemorated on the War Memorial at Ford End, and is also remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial for soldiers who have no known grave. (photograph of memorial courtesy www.britishwargraves.co.uk)
His widow, Gwenfree Ethel Tipler, moved to 54 King's Road, Brentwood. Gwenfree remained a widow until 1943 when she married Frank A. Geary.