Lance Corporal Charles Horace West
Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
11 Apr 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Straw hat blocker
Place of Birth
World War I Address
112 Oak Road
Place of Death
No known grave
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
The Luton News , 10th October 1918
L-Cpl Charles Horace West, 40645, 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, was presumed killed in action on April 11th, 1918. Six months later his widow was still appealing for any news of him, after last hearing that he was in France suffering from trench fever and he had been reported missing on April 11th.
Born to Charles and Amy Jane West in Toddington in 1888, Charles had married Ada Young at St Paul's Church, Luton, on August 29th, 1908, and lived at 112 Oak Road, Luton. They had a son, Leslie Charles (born 1909) at the time of the 1911 Census. Charles was employed as a straw hat blocker.
He is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.