CHARLES HARVEY CHURCHMAN

Charles is not commemorated on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd May 1917; age: 22; presumed KiA at Bullecourt.

Reported missing – 3rd May 1917.

Residence: ‘Abbey Oaks’ Sproughton, Suffolk and of 20, Prince Gate, London and Pembroke College, Cambridge.

 

Rank: Captain.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 6th (cyclists) Regiment attached to the 2nd/5th Battalion, of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own).

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Memorial Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Lt. Col. Sir Arthur Churchman, 1st Bart., and Lady Churchman, of ‘Abbey Oaks’ Sproughton, Suffolk.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   154, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 6 years old and living with his parents, siblings, and maternal grandmother.

Arthur Charles Churchman, 33, a Tobacco Manufacturer – employer, born Ipswich.

Edith Churchman (nee Harvey), 31, born Ipswich.

Henry Arthur Churchman, 7, born Ipswich – died August 1908, Ipswich, of appendicitis.

Mary Helen Edith Churchman, 4, born Ipswich.

Kate Harvey (nee Pearce), 54, born Halesworth, Suffolk.

1 cook.

1 parlour maid.

1 housemaid.

1 nursemaid.

1 under nursemaid.

 

1911   Rugby School, 3, Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire.

 

Charles was 16 years old, a Scholar and Boarder at the independent boys’ school – 44 year old Mr. Edward Ashton St. Hill – Schoolmaster of Michell House.

 

AYLESBURY PETTY SESSIONS
SATURDAY, JUNE 13th 1914.

Present- Mr. R.W. Locke (in chair), Dr. L. H. West,  Mr. T. Field,  Mr. G. Clark and Mr. T. Thorne.

A WARNING TO MOTORISTS.

Charles Harvey Churchman, of Cambridge, was proceeded against for failing to produce his licence, at Aylesbury, on the 23rd May. Defendant did not appear, but forwarded a letter admitting the offence. P.C. Gillard stated that he saw the defendant driving a motor cycle, and asked him to produce his licence. Defendant searched his pockets, and then said he left the licence at Cambridge. The bench imposed a fine of 20s., including costs, or, in default, 14 days imprisonment.

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Charles’s medals were dispatched to his father Sir Arthur Churchman, of 20, Prince Gate, London, on the 17th March 1922.

Probate to Sir Arthur Charles Churchman, Baronet – father.

Soldiers’ Effects to Sir Arthur Charles Churchman, Baronet – father.

Charles’s father, Arthur Charles Churchman was Mayor of Ipswich in 1901 – 1902.

The Battle of Arras.
Bullecourt

West Yorkshire Regiment

 Suffolk Regiment, 6th Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

SUFFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

 

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