Charles Elijah Topham

Name

Charles Elijah Topham

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

09/01/1918
18

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
G/89534
Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
5th Bn.

Awards

Cemetery/Memorial

KNEBWORTH (ST. MARTIN) CHURCHYARD
N/A
United Kingdom

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Knebworth Village Memorial, Knebworth (old)
St. Martin’s Church Memorial, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Roll of Honour, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Framed Memorial, Knebworth (New)

Pre War

Charles was born in West Ham, London. He worked as a Pump Driver on the railway and lived at 15 Westland Road, Knebworth.

Wartime Service

He joined the Army on the 5th January 1917, just four weeks before his 18th birthday and remained in the UK. He and did not serve overseas and died at Fort Pitt, Chatham, as a result of Broncho Pneumonia.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson