Charles is remembered on the war memorial at Burlington Baptist Church, London Road, Ipswich.
Born: 1896, Beckenham, Kent.
Died: 11th April 1917; age: 21; KiA.
Enlistment Location: London.
Date of Entry Therein: 8th July 1915 – France.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 42855.
Regiment: Royal Engineers, 15th Divisional Signal Company.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star + Military Medal.
Pas de Calais,
1901 10, Blakeney Avenue, Beckenham, Kent.
Charles was 5 years old and living with his parents & maternal uncle.
Frederick Ketley, 43, a Colporteur – Books, born Longford, Essex.
Annie Ketley (nee Springett), 39, born Totham, Essex.
Frederick George Springett, born Totham.
1911 The Manse, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex.
Charles was 15 years old, a Butcher’s Assistant. He was living with his father.
Frederick, 53, a Congregational Minister.
Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick Ketley – father
Charles is mentioned in a diary entry in 1916 by J.H. Grimwade of Ipswich being an employee “One of my lads” employed at Grimwade LTD (& Sons). Mr Grimwade was proud of Charles for winning his military medal and kept his photo in his diary in memory of him following Charles’s death.