Charles Henry Fanshawe (1874-
Browsing on ebay a few days ago for Fanshawe items I noticed a carte de visit for a handsome young boy sitting astride a toy horse. A winning bid secured this image, taken by James Russell & Sons of Bath Place, Worthing, Sussex, which is inscribed on the rear ‘Charles Henry Fanshawe aged 2 years & 10 months & half’. When this charming photograph arrived I consulted ancestry.com and H.C. Fanshawe’s The History of the Fanshawe Family (1927) pages 413-
He was descended from William Fanshawe (1640-
Charles wished to be a farmer, but his father wanted him to enter the army, which he did in 1894. He served in the Boer War, was mentioned in despatches, and received the Queen’s Medal with six clasps and the King’s Medal with two clasps.
Charles Henry married Lettice Margueritte Butler Green (1872-
He died, aged 73, on 12th May 1948 of Wycke Cottage, Maldon, Essex. His effects were valued at £1167.
The likeness of Charles Henry Fanshawe has now been donated to Valence House Museum, Dagenham.
31st March 2016