Private Charles Henry Grace

Title (Mr/ Mrs/ Capt/ Rev etc): 

First name(s): 

Charles Henry

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Pte Charles Henry Grace, 23835, 12th Battalion South Wales Borderers, was killed in action in France on August 13th, 1916. He was the son of Arthur and Kate Grace, of Aley Green, and is commemorated on the Caddington War Memorial.

He had gone to the Front at the beginning of June 1916 and was a bomb-thrower. In a letter to Mrs Grace, Sec-Lieut F. Sidney Green wrote: "It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that your son has been killed during a raid on the enemy trenches, for which he volunteered. He was struck by a piece of shrapnel and I am glad to say he suffered no pain, as he was killed instantly."

Born in Salford, Manchester, in the late spring-early summer of 1894, he was described, like his father, as a farm labourer living with his family at Aley Green, Caddington, at the time of the 1911 Census. His Kensworth-born father had married Kate Tideswell (from Macclesfield) in Nottingham in 1891. At the time of Charles's birth he was employed as a foundryman in Salford who then returned to working in agriculture in Bedfordshire.


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War time / or Pre War occupation: 

Farm labourer

Place of Birth: 

United Kingdom

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War Memorial Location: 

Grave Location: 

Loos British Cemetery
Pas de Calais

World War I Address: 

Aley Green
United Kingdom

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Pte Charles Henry Grace

Year of Birth: 

1 894

Year of Death: 

1 916

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Most Relevant Date: 

Sunday, August 13, 1916


Source Date: 

Thursday, September 7, 1916