Charles Albert Molony


Charles Albert Molony


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
13th Bn.


1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals


Pier and Face 1D 8B and 8C.


>He has no Headstone. He is Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme, France.

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey, Oxhey, Herts, War Memorial

Pre War

Charles Albert Molony, born in Liverpool in 1886, was the son of Michael Molony (B 1850 in Clare, Ireland) and Catherine Molony (nee Spellessy/Spellissy) (B 1854 in Clare, Ireland). The youngest of six children. In 1891 his father worked as an Officer in Inland Revenue Excise Branch and in 1901 he was working as a Commercial Traveller in the Whisky Trade. 

1891 Census records Charles aged 5, living with his parents, sisters Mary 18, Susan 8, brothers, Michael 13, Francis 12, and James 10, at East View, Barnacre with Bonds, Garstang, Lancs.

By 1901 the family were living in Scotland. Brother James 20 was a Law Clerk, sister Susan 18, was a Student and Charles 15, was an Apprentice Clerk and they were living at 2, Errol Terrace, Victoria Road, Dundee, Scotland. 

In 1910 Charles married Grace Peppler, who was born in Slane, Co Meath, Ireland. The marriage took place in Hendon, London, on 7th February 1910. They went on to have two children.  

At the time of the census in 1911, Grace and her elder sister Mable were living at ‘Heimchen’, Watford Heath, Watford, Herts, with one live-in Domestic Servant. Charles was not listed as resident so may have had an army career and been stationed abroad.

Wartime Service

No records were found for Charles’s military career, other than the Medal Register which records he was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal and he disembarked in France on the 26th September 1915, and the CWGC records.

During the war he gained a commission as a Captain in the Liverpool Regiment and served on the Western Front. He was killed in action on 14 July 1916, aged 30, and is remembered with honour at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

He is commemorated on the memorial at St Matthew’s Church, Oxhey.

Additional Information

The value of his effects were £131-7s-6d, the recipient was not named. Information’ provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit


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