CHARLES HENRY BRERETON

Ipswich War Memorial

Born: 1899, Ipswich.

Died: 16th April 1918; age 19; KiA.

Residence: 39, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 260353;

Regiment: The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) 1st Battalion.

Formerly 3865, London Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory and British War.

 

Also killed at the same time:

Private Charles Joseph Denton, 91351, aged 26, a clerk at a carriage ironmonger. Son of Charles Denton, a wire weaver and Clara Denton (nee Bassett), of 37, Hanover Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

 

Private William York Amer, 22910, aged 23, a house joiner. Son of William Amer, a foreman at galvanizing works and Margaret Ann Amer (nee Salter), of 65, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

 

The three bodies were exhumed from Blairville Orchard British Cemetery in July 1923, identified by a cross on graves numbers 29, 30 and 31, and ‘KINGS’ numerals and reburied at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery. The removals were carried out by local labour under the supervision of Mr. R. Stiles, Assistant Registration Officer, of No. 4 Area.

 

Grave Reference:

VIII. R. 29.

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery,

Souchez,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Charles Thomas and Maria Elizabeth Brereton, of 39, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

1901   111, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Charles was a year old and living with his parents

Charles Thomas Brereton, 31, a Store Keeper at Iron Works, born Ipswich.

Maria Elizabeth Brereton (nee Welham), 29, born Ipswich.

 

1911   9, The Mount, Ipswich.

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

Charles, 42, an Agent for a Life Assurance Company.

Maria, 40.

Mabel Ada Elsie Brereton, 5, born Ipswich.

Thomas William Brereton, 3, born Ipswich.

Margaret Brereton, 1, born Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Charles T. Brereton – father.

 

Charles is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.

 

The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) 1st Battalion: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/kings-liverpool-regiment/

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