A rifleman is a soldier in a light infantry unit. Although ultimately originating with the 16th century handgunners and the 17th century musketeers and streltsy, the term rifleman originated in the 18th century. Entire regiments and bodies of troops were armed with the weapon. It later became the term for the archetypal common infantryman.

Rifleman Charlie Worker

Details imported from Luton Absent Voters list and the National Roll of the Great War (Section V)

Charles was the son of Clara and Thomas Worker of Barton, who had two other sons killed. Charles was severely wounded on 21st March 1918. His brother Sidney was killed the following day and their brother Thomas had previously been killed on 23rd April 1917.


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