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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking Charles' grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Rolleston, Nottinghamshire
Charles Henry Bryan was born in 1895 at Rolleston and was the son of Charles a plate layer and Mary Bryan née Birch of Rolleston. His father Charles was born in 1857 at Loddington, Leicestershire, and his mother Mary Hannah Birch was born in 1858 at Upton. They were married in 1879 (Southwell Registration District) and they went on to have 11 children, sadly three were to die in infancy or early childhood. Their surviving children were Lionel Birch b1880 Tugby, Leicestershire, and Ethel Kate b1885, George Ernest b1889, Herbert b1890, Charles Henry b1895, Margaret Amelia b1896 and Elsie Mary b1899 who were all born in Rolleston. In the 1911 census the family was living in the village of Rolleston and shown as Charles 54 yrs a plate layer, his wife Mary Hannah 53 yrs and their children Herbert 21 yrs a cowman on a farm, Margaret 15 yrs a trainee dress maker and Elsie Mary 12 yrs a scholar. Charles Henry has yet to be traced on the 1911 census.
15 Mar 1917
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196671 - CWGC Website
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Address Rolleston, enlisted Newark.
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment Private Charles Henry Bryan enlisted at Newark, residence Rolleston. Charles died of wounds on 15th March 1917 and is buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
CWGC headstone, personal inscription: 'Beloved son of Chas. & Mary Bryan of Rolleston. Notts. Rest in peace' His brother Private George Ernest Bryan enlisted in the Territorial Force at Newark on 1st November 1911. He was aged 22 yrs and 9 months, a carter and lived at 12 Albert Street, Newark. He served with 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters and completed his initial training and then two annual camps in 1912/1913. He volunteered for embodied service on 5th August 1914 although within a month he was found medically unfit for war service and discharged on 18th September 1914. George was conscripted in 1917 and died of wounds on 18th April 1918 while serving with the 2nd battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He was buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. (See record on this Roll of Honour)
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking Charles' grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Charles Henry Bryan - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking Charles' grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle