Malvern College First World War Casualty

CSM Lancelot Phillip Charles

Photo of Lancelot Phillip Charles
House and time at Malvern: No 6, 1910 - 1913.

Regiment: Honourable Artillery Company.
Died: 14 November 1916 aged 20 in France. Died of wounds.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Varennes I E 40

Son of Frederick and Julie Charles, of 153, High St., Waltham Cross, Herts and 10 Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead, N.W. b. 1896.
Middle IV—Modern II.
In business.
Great War, Private H.A.C. 1914, Sergeant-Major. 1st Bn. Honourable Artillery Company.

'As a boy at school he rose to no great distinction either at work or play, but his downright honest nature made him respected and popular. He joined the H.A.C. as a private at the beginning of the war, and had more experience of trench warfare than most people. Except for a short leave after being wounded, his active service was without a break for over two years, and he had been promoted to Colour Sergt.-Major. He was mortally wounded on November 13th, and died the next day.' (Malvernian, Dec 1916).