Charles William Bray

Name

Charles William Bray
5th February 1890

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

07/04/1917
27 years

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Gunner
801070
Royal Field Artillery
'B' Bty. 295th Bde.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

HESBECOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY
3.
France

Headstone

>None

UK Memorials

We are not aware of a Mill Green memorial,
Garden of Remembrance, Great North Road, Hatfield,
Hatfield in Memorium Book

Pre War

Charles was born in Hatfield, Herts, on 5th February 1890, the son of George Bray and Ester Bray (nee Lawrence). 


Baptised on 29th October 1893, in Hatfield, with his two brothers Edward Albert and Ernest James.


1891 Census records Charles aged 1, living with his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters, George, Arthur, Ernest, Annie and Gertrude, at Waterside Cottages, Mill Green, Hatfield, Herts.


He attended Hatfield C of E School and Hatfield National School   between 1895 and 1904.


1901 Census records Charles aged 11, at school living with his parents, brothers Arthur 18, Ernest 15, Albert 8 and sister Laura 3 in Waterside Cottages, Mill Green, Hatfield, Herts. By 1911 Charles was working as a house painter, still living with his parents 2 brothers and sister Laura 13, at Waterside Cottages, Hill Green, Hatfield, Herts.


Charles married Edith M. Staines in Barnet in 1915; they had two sons Harold and Cyril. Cyril died aged 5 months in March 1917.

Wartime Service

Charles enlisted in Hertford, Hertfordshire.

Additional Information

Charles's effects of £9-1-2 was left to his widow Edith and Child.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Stuart Osborne.