Private Charles Barnard Plater

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

Feb 1896

Date of Death

29 Oct 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Fitter's mate


Fricker's Metal Works, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

27 Newcombe Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Tezze British Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 5th December 1918
Pte Charles Barnard Plater

Pte Charles Barnard Plater, 265668. 2nd Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment, was killed in action in Italy on October 29th, 1918. He was aged 22 and single.

The news was received by his twice widowed mother Jane Hawkins, of 27 Newcombe Road, Luton. Charles' father, Thomas Plater, had died in 1906 and Jane remarried in 1910. Her second husband, Frederick Hawkins, was killed in action in France on May 13th, 1915, while serving with the 2nd Essex Regiment (6164).

Pte Plater had gone to serve overseas in July 1917. Just three days before his death a letter was received from him to say he was coming home.

Prior to joining up, Charles had worked as a fitter's mate at the Fricker's Metal Works in Luton. He is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.

Individual Location

Pte Charles Barnard Plater

Author: Deejaya

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