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Charles Afford was the son of Edward and Lizzie Afford, nee Mellors. For further family details see entry for Albert Afford.
Charles Afford worked as a packer in a lace warehouse.
27 Sep 1918
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Corporal Shoeing Smith
Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry
Charles Afford enlisted in Nottingham and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry. Following training his unit landed in Egypt on 26th September 1915 and was sent out to Palestine, where after crushing success the British Army chased the remnants of the Turkish forces into Syria. Cpl. Afford was seriously wounded and died on 27/09/1918. His body was not recovered but his name was commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial.
In memoriam published 27th September 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “AFFORD. – In loving memory of Corpl. Shoeing-smith Charles Afford, 1/1st South Notts. Hussars, killed in action Sept. 27th, 1918, in Palestine; also brother Albert Afford, died of wounds June 14th, 1915. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. Ever in our thoughts. – Father, mother, brother, sisters, grandma, uncle Jack, aunt Emma.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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