Private Charles Henry Carrington

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

4 Jun 1918

Media files and documents

War time / or Pre War occupation


Service Number

18004, 339061

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

138 Midland Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot 1168 Rothesay Road
United Kingdom

War Memorial Location

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Charles Henry Carrington was born in Luton in 1875.

On 15th August 1894 he married Rose Ellen Mouse in Luton.

In 1911 they are living at 44 Lyndhurst Road. Charles, 36 is working as a straw hat dyer & 38 year old Rose Ellen is at home looking after their 4 daughters, Dorothy Margot 16, Phyllis Geraldine 15, Gwendoline 13 & 10 year old Leila Beryl.

Charles enlisted on 18th November 1914 into the Bedfordshire Regiment. He was living at 138 Midland Road & working as a warehouseman. He is described as 5ft 7 inches tall, good character & with a distinguishing mark of a mole on his back. He stayed with the Bedfordshire regiment at the training depot & progressed to Lance Corporal until 14th July 1917 when he was transferred as Private to the Labour Corps.

On 3rd May 1918 he was discharged as medically unfit  from the General Hospital in Cambridge but sadly died a month later on 4th June 1918 from gangrene of the foot, caused by diabetes.

Charles [pictured below) is buried in the cemetery on Rothesay Road.

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Author: KarenC

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