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19th September 1915
Instantaneously killed by a sniper bullet hitting him in the head as he came on for sentry duty at 6am in the morning in the front line trenches at Givenchy in France
Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France
First World War
2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
A letter from Lance Sergeant G F Mayston was sent to Charles' mother stating the facts about his death and that he died with a peaceful expression on his face. It said that he was buried in the nearby village and that his grave would be tended by them and that he hoped that a photograph could be sent to her. Charles had previously been injured in the thighs and arm by shrapnel in March 1915 after just arriving on the Western Front. His death was also noted in detail in the battalion war diary.