Local Folk

Charles George Laker

By Bill Laker

My Grand-dad, Charles George Laker,was born in 1895 at Newhaven. 

He was in the Navy during WWI and served at Scarpa Flo. After the war, in 1921, he joined the Royal Irish Constabulary.

In WWII he was in the North Brighton Home Guard unit. Before he joined the Home Guard, he was a member of the Brighton Fire Prevention Dept from 1942.

I am researching his history and would very much appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him.

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Photo:My grand-dad is 1st right standing

My grand-dad is 1st right standing

From the private collection of Bill Laker

Photo:Fire Prevention identification

Fire Prevention identification

From the private collection of Bill Laker

Photo:Home Guard letter from the King

Home Guard letter from the King

From the private collection of Bill Laker

This page was added on 01/03/2011.
Comments about this page

Bill, Cannot help with your grandfather, but in the home guard photo front row far left do you know who he is? Also I am trying to find out about a relation of mine, Leslie Laker 1903-1996, his wife was born in Brighton and he was a tailor in Horsham.

By Roger Hartfield (08/03/2014)

Is this the Leslie Laker you are looking for ? Reference: Shipley 1311.2412.1 Name: Leslie Marles Laker ( Took Laker name by deed poll). Born: 19.1.1900  Leslie Marles, his mother Minnie Marles nee Holmes having died in childbirth). Married: 1928  Church of the Good Shepherd , Brighton. Elsie Amelia Hartfield. Elsie Died: 7.7.1992  in Horsham Hospital and cremated in     Worthing.  

By Patsy Laker (10/08/2014)

Patsy, this was a piece of information not expected, very hard to find when there is a name change Leslie Marles Laker died 1996 in Horsham.

By Roger Hartfield (26/12/2014)

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