Private Charles Billington

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

10 Aug 1917

Media files and documents

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Ping Lane
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No Known Grave
Remembered on the Menin Gate

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Pte Charles Billington

Details imported from Luton Absent Voters list and National Roll of the Great War (Section V). Killed in Action August 1917 aged 19.

The National Roll (mostly submitted by families) describes his service as follows: He joined in February 1916 and in the following July was drafted to France where he fought in the Battles of the Somme, Arras and Ypres and was killed in action on 10th August 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

The Commonwealth War Graves records show that Charles was the son of Thomas and Ellen Billington of Sundon, Bedfordshire.

On December 27th, 1917, his mother was seeking more information about her still missing son. A report in The Luton News said: "Mrs C. Billington, of Sundon, would be grateful to receive information regarding her son, Pte Charles, of the East Surrey Regiment. His mother is a widow and he was her only support. He had only been in France a few weeks when he was reported missing last August."

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