Charles Edwards Sept 29, 2010 22:16:49 GMT
Post by bomber on Sept 29, 2010 22:16:49 GMT
No 82108 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action in France august 1st 1917. age 33 years. 1st Somme battle July to November 1916.2nd began March 21 1918 approx2000 casualties. A memorial plaque is sited at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Ypres (Now Leper)which is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The memorial issituated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin(menen) andcourtrai(Kortrijk) The Menin Gate is one of four memorials to the missing in BelgianFlanders which covers the area known as Ypres Salient. WAR RECORD. B. 1882-84 Signed up with Manchester Regiment at Ashton u Lyne 21 December 1900. Service record shows:- Private No 6488 Manchester Regiment. 11 June 1902 In confinement 7 days 21 June 1902 Tried by(W.C.M ?) 1.Failing to appear Home 2.Using insubordinate language. Guilty Sentenced to 56 days 16 December 1902 Posted to South Africa 15 January 1903 In confinement 7 days 22 January 1903 Tried by (W.C.M. ?) Disobeying a lawful Command. Sentenced to J.H.L 84 days 28 January 1903 In confinement 3 days 31 January 1903 Tried by (D.C.M ?) and convicted. `When a prisoner in confinement escaping` Sentenced to 6 months 12 September 1903 Awarded additional 14 days 29 September 1903 In confinement 3 days 2 October 1903 Convicted Civil Power `Theft` Sentenced 14 days 19 October 1903 In confinement 5 days 24 October 1903 Convicted by (D.C.M ?) 1.Failing to appear 2.Using insubordinate language. Sentenced to 18 calendar Months (6 monthsRemitted) 12 months 14 April 1904 Discharged Incorrigible and Worthless. K.R (Poss ?) (Aubly ?) Capetown. Summary:- Charles Edwards served for 3 years and 115 days with the ManchesterRegiment. During this time he was posted to South Africa. At least 2 years and 10 days of this time was spent in confinement orHard Labour punishment .This punishment time was probably deducted fromhis pension entitlement . Charles Edwards birthdate recorded at his christening at St ClementsChurch ,Ordsall , Salford on14 January 1885 was 24 November 1884. This being the case , when he signed up in 1900 for the ManchesterRegiment he was actually only 16 years old not 18.