Charles Thomas Flook
Memorial: Wapley - St Peter's Church
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal
Rank and number: Private R4/065655 (202396)
Parents: Alfred G and Mary Jane Flook (nee Tilling)
Marital status: Single
Home address: The Rank, Wapley
Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer
Date of birth: 1891
Place of birth: Wapley
Date of death: 15/04/1917
Buried/Commemorated at: St Peter's Churchyard, Wapley
Charles Thomas Flook was born in 1891 3rd Quarter in Wapley and was Baptised at St Peter's Church on 23/08/1891. His parents were Alfred G. and Mary Jane Flook. He was brother to Alfred, Charles and Maude. He was living with his widowed mother at The Rank in Wapley in 1911 and working as a farm labourer. His father had worked as a railway labourer and he had been born in Wapley
He served with the Army Service Corps and Royal Field Artillery. At the time of his death, Charles Thomas Flook was attached to the 39th Reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery (RFA) and his rank was Driver (service no. 202396). On the medal index card (MIC), he initially served overseas (France) from 18/03/1915. His RFA rank on the MIC was Gunner. He was awarded the Victory, British and 1914-15 Star medals.
Charles died on 15/04/1917 From disease at Napsbury hospital, St Albans and was buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Wapley on 21/04/1917.
Charles Thomas Flook is remembered on the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, which is now at Yate and District Heritage Centre, under Wapley.
The Wapley war memorial, registration of death and burial records all record a single Christian name of Thomas. He does not appear to have been recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves register or Soldiers died during the Great War.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, which is now at Yate and District Heritage Centre.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.