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Forename(s): Charles

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 5464

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 17th (Northern) Division

Age: 36

Date of Death: 1916-07-07

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Charles Northage was the son of Theresa Northage (born Hull, Yorkshire), daughter of Charles and Mary Northage and half-brother of Private James Bones (23904), 8th (Service) Bn East Lancashire Regiment who was killed, 13 July 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

1891 Colne, Lancashire Census: 47, Parliament Street - Charles Northcote [sic], aged 9 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, son of Teresa Northcote, single woman. [Theresa was married to Patrick Bones in 1893.]

1901 Colne, Lancashire Census: 2, Union Street - Charles Northage, aged 19 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, son of Theresa and stepson of James [sic] Bowens [sic].

1911 Colne, Lancashire Census: Turvey Crook - Charles Northage, aged 29 years, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire. [Charles, a cotton weaver, was lodging at Turvey Crook.]

Charles was married to Catherine Howley in 1913.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Charles Northage, 5464, Lancashire Fusiliers. Theatre of War first served in: (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 15 July 1915.

Charles is commemorated on the Colne War Memorial.

Photograph: 'Colne & District Roll of Honour & War Record 1914-1919'.

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Private Charles NORTHAGE

Private Charles NORTHAGE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division

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Surname: NORTAGE

Forename(s): Charles

Born: Barnoldswick, Yorks


Enlisted: Colne, Lancs

Number: 5464

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion: 10th Battalion


Died Date: 07/07/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Forename(s): Charles

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 5464

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age: 36


Died Date: 07/07/1916

Additional Information: Husband of Catherine Northage, of 9, King St., Colne, Lancs.

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'Colne and Nelson Times' (15 September 1916)

(Kindly supplied by Denis Otter)


A few weeks ago we announced that Private Charles Northage, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly of 28, Windy bank, Colne, was reported as being missing since July 7th last. It was then seven weeks since his wife had had any word from her husband who was 35 years of age. Private Northage enlisted in September 1914, and went out to France in June 1915. Prior to enlisting he was employed by Messrs. J. Smith and Co., Oak Mills, Colne, as a weaver, and he then resided with his wife and child at 12, King Street, Colne. His death is now officially reported.

Private James Bones, half brother of Private Northage, was killed in action on July 13th last. This soldier was in the East Lancashire Territorials, and he was serving when the war broke out. He was 22 years of age and unmarried.




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