Born: 1886, Ipswich.

Died: 26th September 1915; age 29; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th July 1915 – France.

Rank: Sapper; Service Number 42647

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 74th Field Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Dud Corner Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1891   22, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.


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

Isaac Wardley, 30, a Plough Smith, born Ipswich.

Caroline Agnes Wardley (nee Bird), 30, born Ipswich.

Agnes Wardley, 7, born Ipswich.

Ellen Wardley, 2, born Ipswich.

Isaac Wardley, 2 months, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Bird, 66, a widow, a Nurse.


1901   22, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 14 years old, a Compositor – Printer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Isaac, 39, an Agricultural Fitter.

Caroline, 38.

Agnes, 16, a Book Binder.

Ellen, 12.

Isaac, 10.

John Wardley, 8, born Ipswich.


1911   38, Bond Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 25 years old, an Iron Tuner – Lathe – Agricultural Engineers. He was living with his parents & brother.

Isaac, 50, a Plough Fitter – Agricultural Engineers.

Caroline, 49.

John, 17, a Boiler Maker – Agricultural Engineers.


Soldiers’ Effects to Isaac Wardley – father.


Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich, and on the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


Royal Engineers, 74th Field Coy.

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