Charles William Cole

Memorial: Falfield - St George's Church

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Lance Corporal 14581

Parents: Alfred (1845-1926) and Emma Cole (nee Munday) (1845-1904)

Date of birth: 28/10/1879

Place of birth: Turnpike Road, Falfield

Date of death: 26/09/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle. Panel 64

Age: 35

Further information:

Charles served with the 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment and was Killed in Action on 26/09/1915.

Charles had a total of four sisters and five brothers. Charles and seven of his brothers and sisters were baptised in St George’s Church. His parents moved from Peddington, Nr Berkeley sometime prior to 1877 as Samuel Robert, Alfred and Emma’s third child was their first child to be baptised in St George’s Church. From 1881 onwards the Cole family were living in Falfield. Ellen Louisa and James Alfred were baptised in Berkeley Church.

Alfred and Emma Cole the parents of Charles are buried in St George’s Church, Falfield. Alfred is buried in Row “B04” Emma died in 1904 but no records can be found to established whether she is buried in the same plot as Alfred.

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

Forces War Records and Falfield Village website