Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Charles Francis Nunneley

Photo of Charles Francis Nunneley
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1897 - 1900.

Regiment: Northumberland Fus.
Died: 06 October 1914 aged 31 in France. Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle.
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial P 5/6

Son of Rev. F. B. Nunneley M.A., M.D., and Mrs. Nunneley. b. 1883.
Ill—Lower Modern I.
Royal West Kent Militia; Northumberland Fusiliers (retired); Secretary North Eastern Agricultural Society 1911.
Great War, re-joined 3rd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers attd. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and then 1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. Despatches.

Husband of Edith Margery Mansfield (now The Hon. Mrs. J. E. Svensson, of "Ashgarth," Wallington, Surrey.

His Commanding Officer wrote: 'Lieutenant Nunnely met his death as follows at Neuve Chapelle on the 26th October 1914. The enemy had captured a trench in which was a gun. He attempted to recapture the trench by crawling through a wire fence, which was about thirty yards from the enemy. His men got hung up in the wire, and Lieutenant Nunneley calmly stood up, encouraging and directing them regardless of all personal risks, and was shot at close quarters by the enemy.’
Detailed biography at IWM