CHARLES FREDERICK SWORDER*

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Born: 14th December 1895, Claygate, Surrey.

 

Died: 3rd July 1916; age 20; KiA.

 

Date of Entry Therein: 1st July 1915 – France.

 

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant; Service Number: 2860

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Commissioned from the Hon. Artillery Company 23rd April, 1916.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

VIII. F. 10.

Ovillers Military Cemetery,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of the late Mr. William Sworder and Mrs. Edith Sworder, of 110, Constable Road, Ipswich.

 

Brother to JOHN LESLIE SWORDER.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   The Limes, Earls Colne, Essex.

 

Charles was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Sworder, 57, a retired Farmer; born Shillington, Bedfordshire.

Edith Sworder (nee Smyth), 37; born Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Edith Margaret Sworder, 12, born Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Mary Smyth Sworder, 11, born Hitchin.

John Leslie Sworder, 8, born Hitchin.

2 servants.

 

1911   Rosebank, 110, Constable road, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 15 and living with his mother & siblings.

Edith, 46, a widow.

Edith, 22.

Mary, 21.

John, 18, a Clerk for a Surveyor.

 

Charles’s father, William Sworder died in 1901, Earls Colne, Essex.

 

Charles is also remembered on the Southampton Cenotaph, St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and St. Mary le Elms church memorial

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The medals awarded to Charles and John together with 2 lockets containing photographs of the brothers and one of their mother were put up for auction in September 2000, valued at £500 – £550 but were not sold.

 

Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:

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