was born in St Andrews
Street Plymouth in June 1892, and brought up in a large close
family the youngest son, the other two brothers that we have information
about at this time were Thomas who joined the Royal Marines and
Henry who joined the Devonshire Regiment. All three brothers had
the second name of Mitchell which was their mothers maiden name.
His father John killed himself in 1894 when he was depressed and
in ill health. His mother died when he was 15 and he entered the
Navy in 1910. He had a sucessesful and interesting Naval Career
serving on a wide variety of ships, he survived the battle of
Jutland on H.M.S.Temeraire and he was at Invergorden on the Rodney
during the Mutiny, Pensioned in 1936 he was mobilised in 1938
and recalled for war service in August 1939. He served at H.M.S.
Raleigh for the early part of the War but was invalided out with
T.B. in September 1940. He was cured and completed his war and
the rest of his working Life in the Post Office.
Edith Elizabeth was born in Lymn Cheshire the eldest child while her father was working on the Manchester Ship Canal. She married Charles on 24th June 1918 in St Judes Church Plymouth and they had two Children Ivor John who only survived 2 years and Ellen May. They enjoyed a good maraige Edith surviving Charles by 13 Years. Charles spent a lot of time away at sea but for the period they had areasonable lifestyle Charles was in the Navy during the depression and they were together during the Blitz of Plymouth. After Charles death she lived with her daughter and had a reasonably settled retierment.