Born: 1869, Mendlesham, Suffolk.

Baptised: 24th October 1869, at Mendlesham, Suffolk. Parents: William & Elizabeth Carless.

Died: 19th May 1900; age; 30.

Residence: Bottom Road, Saxtead, Suffolk.

Enlistment Date: 1894.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: 2206.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘M’ Battery.


Clasps Awarded: Relief of Mafeking, Orange Free State & Transvaal.




1871   Green, Mendlesham, Suffolk.


Charles was a year old and living with his parents & sister.

William Carless, 24, a Farm Labourer, born Mendlesham.

Elizabeth Carless (nee Ife), 25, born Ashfield Cum Thorpe, Suffolk.

Sarah Carless, 5, born Mendlesham.


1881   Hill Farm, Saxtead, Suffolk.


Charles was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 34, an Agricultural Labourer.

Elizabeth, 35.

Sarah, 15, a Domestic Servant – out of situation.

William Carless, 2, born Saxtead.


1891   Woodhouse Farm, Old Coach Road, Healaugh, Yorkshire.


Charles was 20 years old, a Farm Servant for 66 year old, George Simpson – Farmer.

The Boer War.

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