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Forename(s): Charles Edward
Place of Birth: Leyburn, Yorkshire
Service No: 2935
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2/5th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1917-01-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Div. 3. E. 13.
CWGC Cemetery: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE
Charles Edward Bacon was the son of John Thomas and Emily Bacon, née Clark. John was born at Colchester, Essex and Emily at Marchwood, Hampshire.
1881 Leyburn, Yorkshire Census: Thornborough School House - Charles Bacon, aged 2 years, born Leyburn, son of John and Emily Bacon.
1891 Leyburn, Yorkshire Census: School House - Charles Edward Bacon, aged 12 years, born Leyburn, son of John Thomas and Emily Bacon.
1901 Middleham, Yorkshire Census: Charles E. Bacon, aged 22 years, born Leyburn, Yorkshire, son of Emily Bacon (married).
Charles was married to Hilda Isabel Auton in 1905.
1911 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: The Holme - Charles Edward Bacon, aged 31 years, born Leyburn, Yorkshire, husband of Hilda Isabel Bacon.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Charles E. Bacon, 2935, 2/5th W. York R. Died 26.1.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Charles Edward Bacon, 2935, 2/5 W. Yks. Deceased 26.1.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Charles Edward Bacon, 2935, 2/5th Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 26.1.17. Harrogate [sic].To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Hilda I. £9 8s. 9d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Pte Chas. Ed. Bacon, 2935, West Yorks. T.F. Date and cause of death: 26.1.17. Lobar Pneumonia. Widow: Hilda Isabel. Date of birth: 12.9.71. Lane House, Hawes, Yorkshire. Pension: 32/6 [£1 12s 6d.]. a week from: 6.8.17.
John Auton. Date of birth: 27.3.06. Date of expiry: 27.3.22.
Mary Kathleen. Date of birth: 7.10.07. Date of expiry: 7.10.23.
Charles Richardson Clarke. Date of birth: 15.5.09. Date of expiry:15.5.25.
Victor Edward. Date of birth: 20.9.10. Date of expiry: 20.9.26.
Lucy Hannah. Date of birth: 31.5.15. Date of expiry: 31.5.31.
[Several other Pension Cards exist for Charles.]
A short biography of Charles is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
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:
BACON, Charles Edward, [Hawes], West Yorkshire Regiment, died of pneumonia, France, Jan. 26, 1917.
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Private Charles Edward BACON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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