John Charles

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 20978
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 23.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bootham Cemetery, Heninel
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: D.28.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 35 Lawrence Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Polepark Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    E. Charles, 35 Lawrence St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Charles, 35 Lawrence St, Dundee

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Charles

John Charles   20978   Royal Scots Fusiliers

Private John Charles, R.S.F., son of Mr and Mrs John Charles, 35 Lawrence Street, Dundee has been killed in action.  Private Charles was previous to the war employed in Polepark Works, and joined up in February 1915.  He went to the front in July of the same year, and was wounded in October.  Deceased was 27 years of age.

Dundee People’s Journal 12th May 1917

CHARLESFallen in action, on 23rd April, 20978 Private John Charles, R.S.F., aged 27 years, dearly loved twin son of Mr and Mrs John Charles, 35 Lawrence Street, Dundee. – Inserted by his father and mother also his twin brother Robert.

Dundee People’s Journal 19th May 1917

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