1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Charles Sanford

Contributed by: Sarah Jane Lewis, on 2008-11-14

Charles Sanford
Rank
First Name Charles
Surname Sanford
Year of Birth 1890
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Household Cavalry Composite Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Newcastle, Northumberland

Charles's Story

Charles Sanford was born in 1890 in Newcastle to Charles (an engine fitter) and Caroline Sanford. He married Elizabeth Bamborough in 1912 and had three children-Charles,Tommy and Florence (who was only 3 when he died).

He joined the 16th Battalion of the northumberland fusiliers formed by the Pals of the Newcastle and Gateshead Chamber of Commerce ib September 1914.His Battalion merged with the 16th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers which was all part of the 96th Brigade which Landed in Boulogne France on 22 November 1915.

He lost his life on 10th July 1917 during a German attack on Nieuport and is buried at The Military Cemetery at Coxyde, Belgium.

Never known but fondly remembered.

May He Rest In Peace.

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