Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
11 Apr 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
L-Cpl Charles Horace West, 40645, 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers, was killed in action in Flanders on April 11th, 1918. He was aged 30, married and had a son.
Charles, eldest son of Charles and Amy Jane West, of 47 Ivy Road, Luton, had been reported missing since April 11th, and his fate was still unknown when brother Fred, 881989, Royal Field Artillery, was confirmed kill in France on July 29th, 1918.
Born in Toddington in 1888, Charles and his family moved to Luton, where he married Ada Young in 1908. They had a son, Leslie Charles, born in 1909, and lived at 112 Oak Road.
Charles was a straw hat blocker employed, along with Fred, by Mr Sidney Parker, of Collingdon Street, Luton.
He and Fred are commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life (illustrated above), compiled at Luton Parish Church.