Charles Moorcroft


Charles Moorcroft


First World War

Date of Death / Age

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Royal Field Artillery
43rd Battery


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UK Memorials


Charles Moorcroft was listed in the Absent Voter Records for Abbots Langley in Autumn 1918 and Spring 1919. He was initially identified from the Absent Voter Records and was not recorded elsewhere in the Abbots Langley Parish records. In the Absent Voter Records Charles was listed serving with the Royal Field Artillery and his address was given at Belswains Lane, Nash Mills, Abbots Langley.

Charles was born in the autumn of 1883 at Hunton Bridge near Abbots Langley. He was one of four children born to Charles (senior) and Ruth Moorcroft. By the time of the 1891 Census Charles (senior|) had died, and Ruth was left to bring up the family on her own. The family lived at Hunton Bridge.
In the 1911Censusit was noted that, Charles, his brother Harry, and his sister Annie all lived together at 128 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead. Charles worked as a Bricklyer, whilst the others were employed as Greengrocers Assistants. Later, in the autumn of 1911, Charles married Alice Hudson, from Langleybury.

It is not known when Charles enlisted however by the end of the War he was recorded in the Absent Voter Records serving with the 43rd Battery of the Royal Field Artillery.

Charles survived the War, as did his brother-in-law, Frederick Hudson, from Hunton Bridge. However his sister-in-law, Frances Hudson, joined the Royal Air Force, and was killed in a road accident whilst serving in February 1919.


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