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  • Portrait of Charles Stuart Bott 
Courtesy of Worksop College.
Person Details
04 Mar 1895
Ormaston Derby
Charles Stuart Bott (b. 1895) was the second child of William Ernest Bott and Ellen Booth who had married in 1882 at Derby. Charles was born at Ormaston Derbyshire and had an older brother, William Ernest (b. Derby 1893), and three younger siblings, Dorothy, Francis George and Edward Hugh. Prior to William and Ellen’s marriage, William worked as a boot maker but later on took Holy Orders. The family moved from Derby around 1896 to Lincolnshire where three more children were born, Dorothy in 1898, Francis George in 1900 and Edward Hugh in 1908. By 1911 the family was living at 253 Hainton Avenue, Grimsby where their father was the vicar of Grimsby All Saints. With the exception of Charles and Francis, who were probably away at school, all the famiiy were in the home on the night of the census. At the time of Charles' death in 1917 his parents were living at the All Saints Vicarage in Grimsby However, the CWGC record gave Charles' parents' address as Partney Rectory, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, and they were living there in 1920 when their third son, Francis, died. His older brother William Ernest, Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action in 1918 and his younger brother Francis George, 35th Scinde Horse, died in Iraq in 1920. (See 'Extra information') His father died in 1937; he was then vicar at Sutton at Hone, Dartford, Kent. HIs wife Ellen survived him.
He attended St Cutherbert's College Worksop between 1908 and 1912.
17 Apr 1917
22
532619 - CWGC Website
Lieutenant
7th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
He served with the 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He served as a corporal (379) with the Lincolnshire Regiment before he was appointed second lieutenant in December 1914 (London Gazette). He was promoted lieutenant in 1916 and served in France and Flanders from August 1915. Charles was killed in action during the Battle of Arras on 17th April 1917 and is buried in Feuchy British Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France (Grave Reference: I.A.4). CWGC - History of Feuchy British Cemetery (extract): 'Feuchy village was captured by the 15th (Scottish) Division on 9 April 1917, lost at the end of March 1918, and retaken at the end of the following August. Feuchy British Cemetery was made by the 12th Division in April 1917, and used until March 1918. A few graves were added after the recapture of the village. The present Plot I was regrouped in 1926 to allow the construction of a railway station.' (www.cwgc.org)
William Ernest, Bott, Captain Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action at Epehy on 18 September 1918. Francis George Bott, Lieutenant 35th Scinde Horse, died at the British General Hospital, Basra, on 20 August 1920. He is buried in Basra War Cemetery. Charles and his brother William were commemorated on a parish Roll of Honour and on a stained glass window in the Lady Chapel of All Saints Church, Heneage Road, Grimsby. The church was demolished in 1997. WMR.67174 (Lost): Captain WE Bott, Lieutenant CS Bott and Private L Topham. Inscription: ‘To the Glory of God and in loving and thankful remembrance of Captain William Ernest Bott, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action, Epehy, 18th Sept. 1918. Lieutenant Charles Stuart Bott, Lincolsnhire Regt., killed in action at Feuchy, 17th April 1917, and of Private Laurence Topham, Gloucestershire Regt. killed in action at Achiet-le-Grand 23 August 1918’ A memorial website records that the window 'is now in the hospital chapel' although no evidence was given that the window referred to was the one to the two brothers. WMR.51871: All Saints Church, Grimsby. The Roll of Honour (1389 names) is now in the North East Lincolnshire Archives, Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HX. George Francis Bott is also commemorated on the All Saints Church Roll of Honour and also on a memorial in Sandhurst Memorial Chapel. Probate: Bott Charles Stuart of All Saints’ Vicarage Grimsby Lincolnshire a second-lieutenant in the 7th service battalion Lincolnshire regiment died 17 April 1917 in France Administration Lincoln 19 October to the reverend William Ernest Bott clerk, Effects £123 14s. 8d.
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  • Portrait of Charles Stuart Bott 
Courtesy of Worksop College.
    Charles Stuart Bott - Portrait of Charles Stuart Bott Courtesy of Worksop College.
  • Buried in Feuchy British Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Charles Stuart Bott - Buried in Feuchy British Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. (www.cwgc.org)