ANTHES, Charles Edward Frederick Alfred

ă 66126 Pte 5 Signal Coy R.E. G/44287 Duke of Cambridge Own, Middlesex Regt. He enlisted, age 34 in December 1915 but was not called up until March or April 1917 to join the R.E. In October 1917 he was slightly wounded in France, although he had recovered by November. By 1918 he may have been recalled back to his Signal Unit R E as they wanted to keep the better, more experienced soldiers. and this is possibly why he appears on the 1918 Absent Voters list as; 165358 Pnr R.E. Sig H Corps Heavy Artillery, his address given as 1 Roslyn Road. He was abroad until early 1919 and was officially demobbed 1/5/1919. He was awarded the two standard WW1 medals. His exact postings and duties are not known.

b 1881 Georgenhausen Hessen, Germany. Name anglicised from Carl Authes to Charles Edward Friederick Alfred ANTHES. His mother was Emily Del Strother, which ties in this family with the Del Strothers family below. In 1903 he married Nima Louise Roberts b 1873 Sheffield. Her sister Jessie Mabel Roberts married Arthur Dobney King (see below). Charles’s daughter Margaret married Edward del Strother. (see below). Charles died in Lincoln in 1959.

His wife’s family (Roberts) was living at Moorseats, Hatherasge, 1876/1881 according to Kelly’s Directory, then later at Sheffield.

Charles, working as a foreign correspondent for a steel manufacturer, and Nima lived at Retford and then Knowle Cottage, Nether Padley, (1911C) and were the parents of a Denis del Strother Anthes b 1910 and Margaret Jessie Anthes b 1906. Charles and Nima later moved to ‘Bankwood’ (Ninelands Road) Hathersage. They lived there until Nima’s death just after VE day in 1945.

During WW2 Charles was a night watchman at an engineering works in Bamford, probably the Vickers works, where William Henry Hickinson worked? (DT 21/6/1924; ‘his wife was running the Hathersage Mothers Union’). Several other articles refer to her membership of various Hathersage committees. (DT 7/10/1933; Engagement of their son Denis Del Strother Anthes lately of ‘Bankwood’ Hathersage, to Patricia Carter, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs T Carter of Brookfield Manor. (Denis was awarded a MBE in WW2). Many details came from his great grand daughter.