Charles Mizon

Name

Charles Mizon

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

15/09/1914
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
7909
Lincolnshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star (with Clasp & Roses), British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL
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France

UK Memorials

St Saviour's Church War Memorial, Radcliffe Rd., Hitchin
St Mary's Church Roll of Honour, Hitchin
Knebworth Village Memorial, Knebworth (old)
St. Martin’s Church Memorial, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Roll of Honour, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s

Pre War

Charles was born in Great Wratting, Suffolk, son of Walter J. and Susan Mizon, of Gun Rd. Cottage, Knebworth Station, Stevenage, Herts. Lived in Biggleswade, Beds. and enlisted in London. The 1911 Census confirmed that he was enlisted in Lincolnshire Regiment, so he was a pre-war professional soldier. On the 2nd December 1908 Charles was amongst the men of the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who embarked for service in India.

Wartime Service

Charles was given the Regimental Number 7909. He served with the 1st Battalion of the Lincolns which was part of the 9th Brigade in the 3rd Division of II Corps. He was almost certainly a professional soldier. His death came at the end of the Battle of the Aisne. The Lincolns had just crossed the River Aisne at Vailly to the east of Soissons. The enemy artillery fire was reported as being intense. Charles has no known grave and is remembered on La Ferte sous Jouarre Cemetery, Seine et Marne in France.

Additional Information

Brother of George William Mizon, G/18044, Private, Queen’s Own (West Kent) Regiment. KIA 4 Dec 1916 (also listed on Little Munden Memorial).

His association with Hitchin is not known.

Acknowledgments

David C Baines, Jonty Wild