Charles Sell

Name

Charles Sell

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

23/04/1916
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
21027
Border Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
I.F.20
France

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Charles was the son of William & Eliza Sell of Walkern Road, Stevenage.

Wartime Service

He had served in France since the 6th October 1914 and had been wounded on at least two previous occasions. His Battalion were in front line trenches near Mansell Copse in the Somme sector between the 13th and 20th April 1916. During this time they were very heavily shelled by German Artillery and suffered casualties every day. When they were returned to their billets at Bray on the 21st April it was recorded that 98 officers & men had become casualties. Charles Sell was wounded on the 19th April and received serious head and arm injuries. Surgeons had to eventually amputate his arm but he later died as result of his injuries. Charles is buried in the Corbie Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson