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PARDOE, Charles William (1887-1960) – Warwickshire Yeomanry/Machine Gun Corps

Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant Charles William Pardoe (1887-1960) lived in Wickhamford in the late 1930s.  He was born in Stratford upon Avon, a son of a brewery cashier, Edward Pardoe, and his wife Christina.  At the 1911 census he was lodging in Stratford and employed as a clerk in a brewery.

Only his medals record survives and he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals for service in the Warwickshire Yeomanry (Nos 2316 & 310410) and then the Machine Gun Corps (No 164819).   He was a lance corporal in the Yeomanry but reached the rank of Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant in the M.G.C.

He left the army on 22nd June 1919 and married Mary Elizabeth Bennett in Stratford in 1923.  He appears on the Wickhamford Electoral Roll in 1939, living with the Crump family at 11 Council Cottages on Pitchers Hill.   In the Register drawn up as war was declared in 1939 he was listed as a market gardener at that address, but recorded as ‘William C. Pardoe’.  He died in Stratford in 1960.