Charles Victor Cadwell

Name

Charles Victor Cadwell
1896

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

15/05/1915
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
17607
Bedfordshire Regiment
3rd Garrison Bn.

Awards

Searched but not found

Cemetery/Memorial

FELIXSTOWE NEW CEMETERY
J.4
United Kingdom

Headstone

>REST IN THE LORD

UK Memorials

Harmer Green & Digswell Memorial, Harmer Green, St John's Church Memorial Plaque, Digswell Not on the Kings Walden Memorials, Not on the Welwyn memorials, Not on the Wheathampsted memorials

Pre War

Charles Victor Cadwell was born in 1896 in Wheathampstead, Herts to Frederick and Charlotte Cadwell and baptised there on 29 November 1896.

On the 1901 Census the family were living at Handside, Hatfield, Herts where his father was a farm foreman. On the 1911 Census the family were living at Digswell Lodge Farm, Welwyn, where his father was foreman. Charles Victor (known as Victor) was working as a 'helper on farm'.

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Bedford and joined the 3rd Garrison Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment. He was posted to Landguard Camp in Felixstowe for training and to await transfer to France.  Whilst there he developed septic phlebitis (possibly as a result of injury) and died at the Military Hospital in Felixstowe. Suffolk.

Additional Information

His father, Mr F Cadwell of Digswell Lodge Farm, Welwyn, Herts, ordered his headstone inscription: "REST IN THE LORD". His father Frederick received a war gratuity of £3 and pay owing of £5 5s 1d. N.B. CGWC gives his birthplace as Kings Walden, Hitchin, 1901 Census shows birthplace as Wheathampstead, 1911 Census shows birthplace as Harpenden (near Wheathampstead). He was also listed as Victor Cadwell (without the first name of Charles) on the Harmer Green & Digswell Memorial,

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
www.ourwelwyngardencity.org.uk