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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Newark on Trent
Charles William Crowder was born in 1885 at Newark and was the son of the late William a tailor and Jane Crowder née Hopkinson of 32 Bowbridge Road, Newark. His father William was born in 1843 at Winthorpe, Newark and his mother Jane Hopkinson was born in 1856 at Retford, they were married in 1884 at Newark and went on to have the following children, Charles William b1885, Herbert Aymer b1887, Arthur Roland b1892 and Leonard b1896 all were born in Newark. His father William died in 1910 at Newark aged 67 yrs and his mother died in 1914 at Newark aged 57 yrs. In the 1911 census Charles is shown as single 26 yrs and a serving solder with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment at Crownhill Barracks, Plympton, Devon. His finance was Isabella Redditch of Lowdham a note in his army service record stated he wanted his medals to be given to his finance if he should die.
He was a career soldier
12 Oct 1916
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30907 - CWGC Website
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Sergeant
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant Charles William Crowder enlisted on 8th July 1908 at Newark, he was 23 yrs and 4 months his occupation was that of a clerk and lived at 32 Bowbridge Road, Newark. He was posted to the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was promoted to Corporal on 14th February 1910 and to Sergeant on 1st October 1914. He embarked for France on 21st April 1915. Wounded in action on 11th October 1916 received gun shots wounds to his hands and legs he died from his wounds on the following day 12th October 1916, he had served for 8 yrs and 97 days. He is buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.
a.k.a. 'CH' Article published 25th October 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of late William & Jane Crowder, Bowbridge Road, Newark. As a boy attended Christ Church school and a member of the church. Had been ten years in one of the line battalions of the Sherwood Foresters. On 9th October posted a letter containing a photograph of himself and two other sergeants, which said he had been over the top four times. Died of wounds at a casualty clearing station.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Charles William Crowder - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle