Lance Corporal Charles Horace West

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

11 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat blocker


Mr Sidney Parker, Collingdon Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

112 Oak Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 31st August 1918
Book of Life, Luton Parish Church

L-Cpl Charles Horace West, 40645, 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, was killed in action in Flanders on April 11th, 1918. He was aged 30, married and had a son.

Charles, eldest son of Charles and Amy Jane West, of 47 Ivy Road, Luton, had been reported missing since April 11th, and his fate was still unknown when brother Fred, 881989, Royal Field Artillery, was confirmed kill in France on July 29th, 1918.

Born in Toddington in 1888, Charles and his family moved to Luton, where he married Ada Young in 1908. They had a son, Leslie Charles, born in 1909, and lived at 112 Oak Road.

Charles was a straw hat blocker employed, along with Fred, by Mr Sidney Parker, of Collingdon Street, Luton.

He and Fred are commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life (illustrated above), compiled at Luton Parish Church.

Individual Location

Book of Life, Luton Parish Church

Author: Deejaya

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