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Place of Birth: Stainforth, Yorkshire
Service No: 13473
Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 17th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-05
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: RATHMELL, YORKSHIRE
Robert Charnley was the son of William and Elizabeth Charnley, née Mattocks. William was born at Giggleswick and Elizabeth at Westhouse near Thornton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire.
1891 Gisburn, Yorkshire Census: Skipton Road - Robert Charnley, aged 7 years, born Stainforth, Yorkshire. [Robert and his sister, Elizabeth, were boarding with their granduncle and aunt, George and Ann Swaits.]
1901 Bracewell, Yorkshire Census: Stock House - Robert Charnley, aged 17 years, born Stainforth, Yorkshire. Farm Servant. [Robert was employed by Joseph Heaton, Farmer.]
Robert was married to Edith Ellen Preston in 1904.
1911 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 3, Lower Row, Southfield - Robert Charnley, aged 27 years, born Stainforth, Yorkshire, husband of Edith Ellen Charnley.
Robert's cousin, L/Cpl. Robert Charnley, 17862, 11th (Service) Bn East Lancashire Regiment (Accrington) was killed in action on the 1 July 1916.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Robert Charnley, 13473, Lan Fus. Theatre of War first served in: (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 15.7.15. K in A 5.7.16.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Robert Charnley, 13473, 13th Lancs Fusrs; 10th Lancs Fusrs.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Robt. Charnley, 13473, 10th Batt Lancs. Fus. Date and Place of Death: 5.7.16 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and Sole Legatee - Edith Ellen. £8 6s. 7d.
Photograph courtesy of Mrs. Amanda Newhouse-Charnley.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Robert CHARNLEY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division
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