Langstone/Langston, C G
CHARLEY GEORGE LANGSTONE
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 July 1915, and was killed in action in the front line south of the Menin Road. Unfortunately, Charley’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Charley in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 17 November 1917.
Son of Eliza (nee LANGSTON) MELTON; husband of Emily Jane (nee STACEY) LANGSTON of Bushey, Herts.
Charley was born 1879 in Watford, and baptised 6 July 1879 at St Mary’s, Watford. He married 3 April 1899 at St James’, Bushey; they had three children. He resided in Bushey. Emily never remarried, she died 1956 in Bushey aged 80, and was buried 18 July at St James’, Bushey.
His mother married George MELTON 6 September 1879 at St James’, Bushey. George died 1928 in Watford aged 72, and was buried 8 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Eliza died 1950 in Watford aged 89, and was buried 26 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
On the 1881 Census, aged 1 he lived in Watford, with his mother, step-father and one sibling. On the 1891 Census, aged 11 he still lived in Watford, with his mother, step-father and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, a general labourer aged 21, he lived in Bushey, with his wife and one child. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 31, he still lived in Bsuhey, with his wife and two children.
Date of death08/10/1917
Age at death39
Place of death
NotesHis half-brother Henry MELTON died 30 April 1918 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)