WOODSTOCK REMEMBERS

SERVICE RECORD

Names
Surname
SMITH
Forname(s)
Charles
Birthplace
Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire, 26th October 1892. Previously thought Woodstock
Family
Parents
William, a general labourer and Thirza Edwards (nee Shirley) a widower.
Siblings
2nd of 8 children
Half brother Thomas Edwards
Albert, Charles, Sarah, Rose, Jane, William, Charlotte.
Address(es)
Resident of Woodstock (1901 Census) The Pitchen, Oxford Street (1901 census) Son of William and Thirza Smith, of The Pitchen, Oxford St., Woodstock, Oxon. CWGC 1915 Parents and 3 younger children living in the Pest Houses, Hensington Nr, Woodstock (1911 Census) Father listed as a labourer on a farm with no regular income aged 51 Family still live in Woodstock. Brother William named one of his sons Charles.
Occupation
General labourer.
Service

Rank: Lance Corporal

Number: 10284

Regiment: Ist Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Death
Enlisted Goole, went to France 15th January 1915. Died of wounds 25th May 1915 aged 23 during the 2nd Battle of Ypres
Burial
Commonwealth War Grave/Memorial Klein Vierstraat British Cemetery Ref V.E.7 Exhumed and reburied 3rd October 1919 Total identified casualties 697 Inscription reads, LOVED BY ALL GOD LOVED HIM BEST AND CALLED HIM TO HIS HOME OF REST.

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Woodstock Pest Houses

War Grave information

Researched by: Alice Hipkiss
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Oxfordshire/Woodstock.html
Ancestry, 'Photos credit of CWGC'. Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Local collection, CWGC War grave photo copyright Joanne Onions, Woodstock (Parish magazine) Oxfordshire County Museum, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock,
Local Historian Patricia Crutch.