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Robert CHARNLEY

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Surname: CHARNLEY

Forename(s): Robert

Place of Birth: Stainforth, Yorkshire

Service No: 13473

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 17th (Northern) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-07-05

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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Private Robert CHARNLEY

Private Robert CHARNLEY

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: CHARNLAY

Forename(s): Robert

Born: Stainforth, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Nelson, Lancs

Number: 13473

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 05/07/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: CHARNLAY

Forename(s): Robert

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 13473

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 05/07/1916

Additional Information:

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THE HISTORY OF THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS, 1914-1918, by Major-General J.C. Latter, C.B.E., M.C.

10th Battalion

At 12.15 a.m. on the 5th July the artillery opened a bombardment of Quadrangle Trench, under cover of which the 9th Northumberland Fusiliers and 10th Lancashire Fusiliers crept to within a hundred yards of the enemy position. At 12.45 a.m. the two battalions charged. In the 10th Battalion, 'C' Company (Captain G.W. Thacker) and 'D' Company (Captain H.M. Adcock) captured Shelter Alley and Quadrangle Trench without much fighting except on the left, where they were met with rifle and machine-gun fire. One gun in particular was causing much trouble to 'D' Company; but Serjeant R. Hitchins threw a bomb at it, rushed forward, seized the gunner, and so enabled the objective to be captured. Unfortunately, the company commander, Captain Adcock, was killed as he leapt into the German trench.

The position was captured by about 2 a.m., and the day was spent in consolidating it, Shelter Trench (which had been badly damaged by very accurate shooting by the enemy's 5.9 inch guns and was thickly strewn with German dead) being prepared as a defensive flank facing north-west and a post established in Quadrangle Trench near its junction with Shelter Alley. Thacker reconnoitred Quadrangle Trench as far as the outskirts of Contalmaison and established a block in it...

[Robert Charnley was killed in this action on the 5th July 1916.]

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Private Robert Charnley

Private Robert Charnley

Courtesy of Mrs. Amanda Newhouse-Charnley, Barrowford, Lancashire

The family of Private Robert and Edith Ellen Charnley, née Preston

The family of Private Robert and Edith Ellen Charnley, née Preston

Robert and Edith with their children (l-r) - John, Ellen, William and Annie

Courtesy of Mrs. Amanda Newhouse-Charnley, Barrowford, Lancashire

The family of William (son of Private Robert Charnley) and Martha Ellen Charnley (née Taylor)

The family of William (son of Private Robert Charnley) and Martha Ellen Charnley (née Taylor)

Courtesy of Mrs. Amanda Newhouse-Charnley, Barrowford, Lancashire

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