Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 148 to 150.
He enlisted at Edward Street, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 6 January 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Charles’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Charles in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 17 November 1917; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 26 October 1918.
Son of Emily Louisa (nee SMITH) and the late Abraham MONTAGU.
His parents married 15 March 1890 at All Saints, Notting Hill, London. Abraham died 19 October 1910 in Watford aged 64, and was buried 24 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Emily remarried 1919 in the Watford district to Alfred M MOORE.
Charles was born 1894 in Watford, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, an auctioneer’s junior clerk aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and four siblings.
Unit2nd/3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death26/10/1917
Age at death22
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)