Charles is remembered on the war memorial at Ipswich Museum Street Methodist Church.


Born: 13th February 1894, 8, Carr Street, Ipswich.

Died between: 2nd – 7th September 1914; age: 20; KiA at Le Chateau, Baron, Nanteuil-le-Haudouin, France.

Enlistment Location: Woolwich; Date: 14th November 1911; Occupation: Farm Labourer. Next of kin: Alfred Gidney.

Date of Entry Therein: 21st September 1915 – France.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 67611.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘L’ Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:


Baron Communal Cemetery,







1901   Trimley St. Martin, Suffolk.


Charles was 7 years old and a visitor to 66 year old, widow, Lydia Gorham, a Farmer – employer and her two grandaughters.


1911   Abbey Farm, East Beckham, Gresham, Norfolk.


Charles was 17 years old, an Assistant – Mineral Water Factory. He was living with his father and stepmother and their adopted son.

Edric Alfred Sidney, 46, a Boarding House Keeper & Hackney Carriage Proprietor, born Briston, Norfolk.

Beatrice Laura Gidney (nee Haydock), 34, born Everton, Lancashire.

Jack Precious Gidney, 1, born Sheringham, Norfolk.


Charles’s mother was Georgina Gidney (nee Coe), born April 1861, Briston, Norfolk – died 1898, 53, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.

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