Pte
Charles William (John) Finch

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
11/07/1880
Geburtsort:
Swanscombe, Kent, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Assistant Portland cement molen

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
202672
Einberufung datum:
June 1916
Einberufung ort:
Gravesend, Kent, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Royal Sussex Regiment, 13th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
31/07/1917
Sterbeort:
West of Sint-Juliaan (28.C.17.c.7.9.), Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
37

Begräbnisplatz

New Irish Farm Cemetery
Grabstelle: 13
Reihe: E
Grab: 14

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort

Meine Geschichte

Pte Charles William John Finch was part of the 13th battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, 116th Brigade, 39th Division. On the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, 31 July 1917, his battalion, aided by two of the eight tanks used by the division, captured St Julien and took several prisoners. The next day due to heave counter attacks they were forced to withdraw from St Julien to the east bank of the Steenbeek. During this attack, Charles must have died between the first and second objective, between Mouse Trap Farm and Corner Cottage. His body was probably buried where he fell (28.C.17.c.7.9.) and was later reburied in New Irish Farm Cemetery where he found his last resting place.

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ANCESTRY
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/452306/FINCH,%20C%20W
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Passchendaele Day by Day, C. McCarthy, pp.26-27
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The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary 13th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment
http://www.nmarchive.com/subscribe
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