Charles George Clift

Name

Charles George Clift

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/09/1916
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
27036
Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry)
6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2 A.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Bengeo War Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church

Pre War

Born on 30 Jun 1886 in Bengeo, Hertford and christened on 5 Sep 1886 in Bengeo son of Charles and Sarah (Webster) Clift. They were living in Bengeo Street, Bengeo in 1891. He had three sisters Florence, Rosabella and Minnie and in 1901 they were living at 132 Bengeo Street, Hertford. His father was a gardener, while Charles was an office boy. By 1911 they were living in 2 Tower Street, Bengeo. George a carpenter living with his widowed mother. He married Emily Elizabeth Pegram on 26 Dec 1914 in Great Amwell.

Wartime Service

Formerly 7211, Hertfordshire Regiment. Enlisted at Hertford. Charles joined the Army and was posted to the Hertfordshire Regiment but was transferred to the Somerset Light Infantry. His Battalion, the 6th, went to France in May 1915 and in September the 6th, 7th and 8th took part in the Battle of Loos. The following year the battalion were involved in the Somme campaign from July until November, taking part in the battles for Delville Wood and Flers-Courcelette and it was during this battle that Charles was killed but his body was never recovered.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins