1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Charles Lelliott

Contributed by: Brian Smith, on 2008-11-08

Charles Ernest Lelliott
First Name Charles
Surname Lelliott
Year of Birth 1880
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Royal Sussex Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence somme, West Sussex

Charles's Story

Just a photo in the houses of all his children who seemed to never be mentioned as his wife had remarried. His children were all my uncles or aunts on my mothers side, so he was my maternal grandfather. He was one of the thousands killed and never found on the fateful 25th September 1915. I am to visit the cemetary where he is remembered by a plaque on the wall, as were so many of the men killed in that disastrous war. I am his grandson and 69 years young. I am excited about being able at last to say my goodbyes to a brave man who left to join the army aged 34 with a wife and 5 children. May they all rest in peace and be remembered.

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