8th Reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery

Driver Charles Mayhew

Floral tributes with the words "A Hero of Mons" were borne on the Union flag-covered coffin of Driver Charles Mayhew, 41932, 8th Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery, when he was buried with full military honours at Biscot Churchyard in January 1918.

Born into a Suffolk family, Charles died on January 15th, 1918, at the home of his married brother Alfred ('Dick') at 54 Hampton Road, Luton. He had been discharged from the Army as medically unfit after being invalided home about a year earlier following an illness contracted in service at Mons, Marne, Ypres and La Bassee.

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