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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Charles Grande
Person Details
Retford
Charles was born at Retford in 1900 and was the son of John a navvy and Lois Grande, of 10, Canal St, Retford, Notts. John and Lois had a very large family eleven in total however only eight of whom survived until 1911. In the 1901 census the family are living at Woolpack St Retford and Charles is just 4 months of age . By the 1911 census their address is Brammers Yard, Woolpack Street, Retford on the night of the census Lois is at the address with three of her sons , John 20 years Joseph 19 years and Charles 16 years, all of whom are farm labourers. John and Lois must have been very proud when three of their sons , Charles, Joseph and John all enlisted when war broke out, only for tragedy to follow when first Joseph was killed, followed eighteen months later by Charles and John who had served with the 6th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was seriously injured whilst involved in the Gallipoli campaign and was discharged from the army.
Farm labourer
21 Jun 1916
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Private
1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Charles was a regular soldier having enlisted in Lincoln and was part of the British Expeditionary Force, he went with his battalion to the Western Front disembarking on 21st August 1914. He died of wounds on 21st June 1916 and is buried in Ville-Sur-Ancre Communal Cemetery, Somme, France grave reference C 2. Pte Charles Grande Retford Times 21 July 1916 Lincoln’s, son of Mr Grande, Woolpack Street, Retford has been killed in action. Pte Grande was a regular soldier and 19 years of age. A brother, Pte Joe Grande, Lincolns, also a regular, was killed 18 months ago, while his other brother Pte John Grande, Lincolns, was seriously wounded at Suvla Bay and now has been discharged. He is employed at Messrs Jenkins and Co. The gallant lads made their home with Mr and Mrs F Guest of Wellington Street. Deep sympathy is felt with the relatives.
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Charles Grande
    Charles Grande - This photo was first published in the Retford Times following the death of Charles Grande