Charles Gulwell

Memorial: Wickwar - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: 20029

Marital status: Married

Home address: High Street, Wickwar, Glos

Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer

Date of birth: 1877

Date of death: 07/03/1919

Buried/Commemorated at: Wickwar. Glos

Age: 42

Further information:

Charles Gullwell was born in 1877, he married Sarah J. Cullimore on 10 June 1908. They had two daughters, Edith Mary and Grace Annie. The family lived in the High Street in Wickwar. In 1911 Charles is recorded as a farm labourer. Charles was a widower at the time of his death

Charles Gullwell enlisted in Wotton Under Edge on the 6th April 1915 and served with the Gloucestershire Regiment, he was 38 years old

Charles was discharged from the army on the 14th January 1916 due to Tuberculosis having served for nearly a year. He was never deployed to the front and he was taken ill during training in Kent. He died on the 7th March 1919 at the age of 42 years

Charles Gullwell is remembered on the Wickwar Church Memorial, the Wickwar Village Hall Memorial and the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre.

He is buried at Wickwar but his grave cannot be identified. He was awarded the Silver War Badge, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and the book 'Lest We Forget' by Arthur Threlfall Searson