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Parents: Charles and Jane Wetton of 35 Clumber Street, Mansfield. Next of Kin was his sister, Lily Greenhalgh. In 1911 Charles was living with Lily and her family at 2 Poplar Court, Mansfield.
22 Jul 1915
292504 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
In France from 07/04/1915. Died during the battle of Neuve Chapelle less than 4 months later.
Headstone Inscription: "Hark They Whisper, Angels Kindred Spirit Come Away Say". Article published on 13th August 1915 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- PRIVATE CHARLES WETTON. “The name of Pte. Chas. Wetton, late of 2, Poplar Court, Wood Street, has to be added to a long list of Mansfield men who have laid down their lives for their country. He was 25 years of age, and unmarried, and prior to enlisting in September last, he worked at the Pleasley Colliery, and resided with his sister, Mrs. Greenhalgh, at the above address. He belonged to the 2nd Lincoln Regiment, and underwent his training at Grimsby, going to the front last February. He was shot through the forehead on the night of July 21st. His sister has received the following letter from the Second-Lieut. of Private Wetton's regiment:— “France, July 22nd, 1915. — I deeply regret to have to tell you that your brother, Pte. C. Wetton, was hit last night at 11.30. He passed quietly away in about four hours. He was a thoroughly sound man, always willing to volunteer for any duty, however irksome. He was an efficient soldier, and could always be relied on thoroughly. His death is a very great loss to the platoon, and I console with you most heartily in your great bereavement. — Yours sincerely, P. H. Neale, Second.-Lt., 2nd Lincs. Regiment.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 This man is commemorated in a book of remembrance held by Mansfield District Council.
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