CHARLESWORTH, Sybil Maud

1895 - 1971

As Sybil Maud Steward, she was born in Inverness on 5 May 1895, only daughter of John Charles Stewart of Kinloch Moidart, Glenfinnan, Invernessshire, Scotland. She married in Edinburgh on 14 April 1914, Lieut Kenneth Forbes Meiklejohn (18 June 1885-25 September 1914), who was killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne on 25 September 1914, during the Great War and they had a posthumous son born in January 1915, Kenneth Mathew Meiklejohn, who died in 1988. Sybil Meiklejohn remarried in 1916, Captain Lancelot Coulson Pitman (1898-), Royal Engineers, from Christchurch, New Zealand and they had a son, Leslie Colin Pitman, born at Kinlochmoidart in 1917 and died in March 1943. Sybil and Lancelot must have separated as Sybil married thirdly in Ipswich in 1934, Julian Basil Charlesworth (4 April 1899-1977) and Lancelot remarried at Chelsea in 1937. In 1939 Sybil was a trained artist living at Church Farm, Leiston, Suffolk with her husband Julian, a landowner. Sybil died at Hendon, Middlesex in 1971 and her husband died at Leiston in 1977.