Charles Edwin Sangster

Name

Charles Edwin Sangster

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

27/04/1918
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Sergeant
14381
Bedfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
I.F.43
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town
Knebworth Village Memorial, Knebworth (old)

Pre War

His father was the local Police Inspector and Charles was his eldest son. He had been employed at Knebworth Golf house before joining up and previous to that he was in the employ of the Grand Duke Michael when he was resident at Knebworth. The Husband of Ivy K. Sangster, of Shrub Terrace, Alderton, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Wartime Service

Charles joined the Army in 1914 at the outbreak of the war and was posted to France on the 12th May 1915 and also served in Italy. His wife lived at Shrub Terrace, Woodbridge, Suffolk. At 04.30am on the 27th April 1918 the Germans attacked the positions held by the Battalion. A heavy artillery barrage fell on the positions prior to the infantry assault, resulting in eight men being killed and a further twelve wounded. It was during this barrage that Charles was killed by shellfire. He is buried in the Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson