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

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

112 Oak Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 10th October 1918
L-Cpl Charles Horace West

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.

Individual Location

L-Cpl Charles Horace West

Author: Deejaya

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