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Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 13736
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 4th Division
Date of Death: 1916-10-12
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Charles Branston was the son of James and Hannah Branston, née Cartman. James was born at Clifton upon Dunsmore, Warwickshire and Hannah at Skipton, Yorkshire. Charles was the cousin of Private Frederick William Cartman (2763) (q.v.) and Private Thomas Boothman Cartman (13733) (q.v.).
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 5 Gladstone Street - Charles Branston, aged 5 years, born Skipton, son of James and Hannah Branston. [Also living at the same address were Hannah's mother, Rebecca Cartman; sister, Ellen A. Cartman and her son, Thomas B. Cartman.]
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 27, Brook Street - Charlie Branston, aged 15 years, born Skipton, son of Hannah Branston, widow. [Thomas Cartman, Hannah's nephew, was also living there.]
Charles and his cousin Thomas Boothman Cartman had been raised together - see 'Craven Herald' (11 August 1916). They enlisted in the 10th (Service) Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Both were wounded, Thomas mortally, when the Battalion took part in an attack on Contalmaison village on the 10 July 1916. After recovering Charles did not rejoin the 10th Battalion.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Charles Branston, 13736, West Riding Regiment. Theatre ofWar first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
BRANSTON, Charlie, aged 20, West Riding Regt., son of Mrs. Branston, 27, Brook Street, Skipton], killed in action Oct. 12, 1916.
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Private Charles BRANSTON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division
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