William Ireland

Census Address: 47 North Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1899
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: --
Service Numbers: --
Place of Death: Stamford
Date Died: 29th January 1959
North Street, Stamford

(Charles) William Ireland

Charles William’s father, William, and his grandfather, James, were both tailors and in the second half of the 19th century several other members of the Ireland family were also tailors. Further investigation may show that Charles William or his brother Francis followed the same trade.

Charles William was born in 1899 and grew up at 47 North Street where his father worked at home. His grandfather had also lived and worked at 49 North Street where his grandmother and uncle still lived. His parents had 11 children of whom 8 were alive in 1911. At that time an elder sister, Ethel a domestic servant aged 22 was living at home and the four youngest – Florence 14 yrs, William 11 yrs, Frank 10 yrs & Elsie 7 yrs – were all at school.

Charles William served as a Private in the Lincolnshire Regiment according the ‘Stamford in the Great War’ but no military records have been found.

20 Priory Road

20 Priory Road

Charles William Ireland married Gladys E. Scholes in 1924. By at least 1939 Charles William was living at 20 Priory Road where he died on 29th January 1959.

His brother Frank married and had 3 children in Stamford.