Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Walton-le-Dale, Lancashire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
 —  King's (Liverpool Regiment), 1/8th Bn. (Irish)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Schuler Farm - Artilleriegehoft, Langemark, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Distinctions et médailles 3

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

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Mon histoire

Rating Surveyor Charles Naylor served with the 1/8th Battalion of the King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, part of the 164th Brigade, of the 55th Division. He was the son of James Louis and Sarah Agnes Naylor of Walton-le-Dale, Preston, Lancashire.

On the 31st of July 1917 his Division attacked the German positions east of the hamlet of Wieltje. The 165th and 166th Brigades were to capture and consolidate the first two German lines. Five hours later the 164th Brigade passed through the 165th and 166th Brigades and captured and consolidate the German’s third line (Gheluvelt-Langemarck Line), establishing posts between Toronto and Aviatik Farm.

The 1/8th King’s were to “mop up” all German defences on the left. As soon as the objectives were gained the 1/8th were to move into support and were to dig in on the Keir Farm-Schüler Farm line.

Corporal Rothwell marked in his report that “When we got to our objective Sergeant Naylor was wounded, when a shell bursted near him.

The 24-year-old died of his wounds near Schüler Farm. Charles has no known grave and he is now remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Bay 6 Stone X.

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"Passchendaele The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., Uniform 2018, page 28 - 29
Sources utilisées
"The History of the King's Regiment (Liverpool) 1914-1919, Vol III 1917 - 1919", Wyrall E., Edward Arnold & Co. London, 1935, page 496 - 499
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"The Story of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division", Coop J.O., "Daily Post" Printers, Liverpool, 1919, page 52 - 53
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