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Charles STELL

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Surname: STELL

Forename(s): Charles

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 8179

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 29th Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1915-08-13

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 59 to 73 or 218 to 219.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Charles Stell was the son of William Boothman and Eliza Ann Stell, née Fagan. William was born at Sutton-in-Craven and Eliza at Leeds, Yorkshire. Charles was the cousin of Private George Leatt (7573) (q.v.); Private James Leatt (12/2011) (q.v.) and Lance Corporal Tom Leatt (17932) (q.v.).

1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Roger Yard - Charles Stell, aged 9 years, born Skipton, son of William B. and Elizabeth A. Stell.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Robinson's Yard, Waller Hill - Charley Stell, aged 19 years, born Skipton, son of William B. and Eliza A. Stell.

Charles was married to Annie Fletcher Greaves in 1901.

1911 Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire Census: 10, Police Street, Patricroft - Charles Stell, aged 29 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, husband of Annie Stell.

The British Army Service Record for Charles Stell exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Charles Stell, 8179, Lancashire Fusiliers. Theatre of War first served in: (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 26 January 1915.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Charles Stell, 8179, 3rd, 2nd and 1st Lancashire Fusiliers.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Charles Stell, 8179, 1. Bn Lancs Fus. Date and Place of Death: 13.8.15. Lost in Royal Edward. To whom Authorised: Widow - Annie McLeod. Amount Authorised: £8 10s. 6d.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

STELL, Charles, Lancs. Fus., had been previously wounded, drowned at the sinking of the transport ‘Royal Edward’ in the Dardanelles, 1915.

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Private Charles STELL

Private Charles STELL

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: STELL

Forename(s): Charles

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Manchester

Number: 8179

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 13/08/15

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: At Sea

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: STELL

Forename(s): Charles

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 8179

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 13/08/1915

Additional Information:

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HT ‘Royal Edward’ sunk by U-14, 13 August 1915

HT ‘Royal Edward’ sunk by U-14, 13 August 1915

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U-14 (commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Heino von Heimburg) that sank HT ‘Royal Edward’ 13 August 1915

U-14 (commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Heino von Heimburg) that sank HT ‘Royal Edward’ 13 August 1915

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Oberleutnant zur See Heino von Heimburg

Oberleutnant zur See Heino von Heimburg

Source: Unknown

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17 September 1915

A SKIPTON SOLDIER ON A TORPEDOED TRANSPORT: REPORTED DROWNED

Official information has been received that Private Charles Stell, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, was on board the transport, the Royal Edward, when it was sunk in the Dardanelles some weeks ago, and that he is missing, and believed to be drowned. Private Stell was born at Skipton, and was the grandson of the late Mr. Fagan, who resided in Middle row, Skipton. He was employed in the dyehouse at the Belle Vue Mills, but four or five years ago left the town and has since been residing near Manchester. He married Miss A. Greaves, daughter of Mr. R. Greaves, joiner, of Victoria Street, Skipton, and leaves four young children. He was an old Territorial, and enlisted at the outbreak of the war. About six months ago he went to France with his regiment, but he had not been in the firing line very long before he was wounded in the right arm by a bullet. After being in several hospitals he recovered from his wound, and was on board the ill-fated ship on his way to take part in the operations in the Dardanelles when it was sent to the bottom by a torpedo.

24 December 1915

CRAVEN’S ROLL OF HONOUR – SKIPTON

Pte. Charles Stell, Lancashire Fusiliers, was on the transport ‘Royal Edward’ when it was sunk in the Dardanelles, and he was reported drowned. He was born in Skipton and was the grandson of the late Mr. Eagan, who resided in Middle Row, Skipton. He left a wife and four young children. He had been previously wounded.

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