Charles Wakerley married in 1915. He was drowned on the 5th November 1915 when the steam Trawler ‘Jersey was lost at sea. He left his widow Ethel (Wharton) at 61 Haverlock Street, Hessle Road. His mother Mary Jane Wakerley also died in 1915.
His brother Joseph Wakerley, was later lost with all hands, on 27th May 1917, when the Hull cargo boat ‘Acona’ was sunk in the English Channel. He too left a widow Amelia Wakerley at 12 Tichbourne Terrace, Bean Street. They were the sons of John Hollingworth and Mary Jane Wakerley, at 18 Humber Avenue, West Dock Street.