Charles Alfred Blanchett

Name

Charles Alfred Blanchett

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

01/11/1918
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Rifleman
B/201443
Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)
1st Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

PRESEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
C. 5.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Essendon Village Memorial, St Mary the Virgin Church Memorial, Essendon, Not on the Hertford memorials

Pre War

Born 4th March 1899 in Essendon, Hertfordshire. The Son of Charles and Sarah Blanchett.


Baptised on the 14th May 1899, in Essendon, Hertfordshire. Charles was Baptised “Alfred Charles Barnet Blanchett”. He later resided in Cricklewood, Middlesex. 


The 1901 Census shows Charles as “Alfred C. B. Blanchet aged 2 years and living with his Father, Mother, 3 Brothers Fredrick, Ernest & Reginald and Sister Violet who was the eldest at 5 Hambury Cottages, Essendon, Hertfordshire. The 1911 Census Charles as “Alfred Charles Blanchett” aged 12 years and living with his widowed Mother, 2 Brothers, Ernest, & Reginald and Sister Violet, at 5 Hambury Cottages, Essendon, Hertfordshire.

Wartime Service

Charles enlisted in Willesden, Middlesex, using the name Charles Alfred Blanchett, initially with the Royal Army Service Corps, as a Private with the service number M/301271. Then transferred to the Rifle Brigade, 28th Battalion London Regiment as a Private with the service number B/201443 and then to the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own) with the same service number B/201443. He was killed in Action on the 1st November 1918.

Acknowledgments

Sue and Colin Rees, Stuart Osborne