Private Charles Henry Grace

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

13 Aug 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Farm labourer

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Aley Green
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Loos British Cemetery
Pas de Calais

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 7th September 1916
Pte Charles Henry Grace


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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Pte Charles Henry Grace

Author: Deejaya

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