Private 16856 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts and Derby Regiment 12th Battalion
Killed in Action Flanders 12th August 1916 : Aged 19
Thiepval Memorial - Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A
Charles was born and raised in Huthwaite with parents addressed at 4 Mill Cottages. Young Chas was a keen church attendant, and a miner at the New Hucknall Colliery where he heard pit-top appeals for army volunteers. He enlisted for duty in September 1914, and was drafted to France a year after.
Reportage from Mrs Lynne Weston.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Confirms record without personal detailing.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 CHARLES TAYLOR, born Huthwaite, enlisted Mansfield, resides Huthwaite. Private 16856 12th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) Killed in action, France and Flanders, 12th. August, 1916.
Nottinghamshire Free Press - Sutton Library Archives1st September 1916
Written 23 Jul 06 Revised 08 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott