Private Charles Ellingham

Rank or Title

Date of Death

19 Apr 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Sugar boiler


J. Custance and Sons, Chapel Street, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

26 Spring Place
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 11th May 1916
Pte Charles Ellingham


Pte Charles Ellingham, 22462, 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action near Ypres on April 19th, 1916.

Born in Luton, he was the youngest but one of six sons of James and Susan Ellingham, of 26 Spring Place, Luton. For some years before the war he was employed by J. Custance and Sons, sugar boilers, at 15 Chapel Street.

Pte Ellingham had been at the Front for just nine weeks. On the day of his death there had been a very severe bombardment by the enemy that was one of the worst so far experienced and lasted eight hours.

Chum Pte J. Bransome wrote to Pte Ellingham's parents that their son and others were in a dug-out that was destroyed by shells.


Individual Location

Pte Charles Ellingham

Author: Deejaya

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