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CHARLES WILLIAM EAST
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 26 to 28.
He attested 10 April 1916 at Brandon, Manitoba: a farmer aged 19 of Brandon, unmarried, 5’8½” tall; his next-of-kin was his uncle Joseph William RENTON of Brandon. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory medals, and was killed in action in the vicinity of Passchendaele.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Charles in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 24 November 1917; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 26 October 1918.
Son of William Evans and Minnie (nee WATKINS) EAST of Watford.
His parents married 19 August 1893 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts. William died 1928 in Watford aged 57, and was buried 16 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Minnie died 14 April 1950 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 18 April, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Charles was born 31 July 1896 in Watford, He sailed 3rd class from Liverpool to St John, New Brunswick, on the Allen Line Victorian, 4 March 1914: a stableman aged 18.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a schoolboy aged 14, he lived in Leeds, Yorks, in the household of his uncle and aunt.
Unit44th Battalion, New Brunswick Regiment
Date of death27*/10/1917
Age at death21
Place of death
- 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)