Remembered with honour Ridge Wood Military Cemetery: Plot II, Row G, Grave 2.
He attested 5 August 1914 at Armoury House, Finsbury, London E.C. in the Territorial Force 4 years service in the U.K., Private 954 in the Honourable Artillery Company: a solicitor aged 31 of Chipperfield, Herts, 6’2″ tall; his next-of-kin was his father of Chipperfield. He served at Home 5 August 1914 to 28 December 1914, and with the B.E.F. from 29 December 1914, when he embarked from Southampton. He joined his Battalion 13 January 1915, and was commissioned into the 16th (Reserve) Battalion, attached to the 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 11 June 1915. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 29 December 1914, and was killed in action.
Son of Samuel John and Elizabeth Chrisp (nee HOWARD) BLACKWELL of Chipperfield.
His parents married 22 July 1865 at St Pancras Parish Church, London. Samuel died 26 January 1923 in Chipperfield aged 81, and was buried 30 January at St Paul’s, Chipperfield; Elizabeth died 29 January 1932 in Chipperfield aged 86, and was buried 1 February, also at St Paul’s.
Charles was born 1883 in Harrow Weald, Middx, and baptised 5 May 1883 at All Saints, Harrow.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 8 he lived in Harrow, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 18 with no occupation he still lived in Harrow, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a solicitor’s articled clerk aged 28, he was a visitor in Caterham, Surrey.
Date of death20/07/1915
Age at death32
Place of death
NotesHis brother William Gordon died 5 October 1916 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)