Image from 1915 Suffolk & Chronicle Newspaper.

Born: 1884, Ipswich.

Died: 13th August 1915;  Died at Sea. Drowned Dardanelles, Aegean Sea, aboard ‘Royal Edward’, following torpedo attack by enemy submarine. Served 150 days.

Residence: 16, Hervey Street, Ipswich.

Employed: for 19 years at Ransome, Sims & Jefferies’ Lawn Mower Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich. Signed up for the duration of the war.

Had previously served 8 years in the R.A.M.C. before re-enlisting in March 1915.



9th March 1915 – promoted to Lance Corporal – Cook.

30th July 1915 – promoted to Corporal – Cook.

Embarked on the same day on the ‘Royal Edward’ at Devonport.

Arrived at Alexandria on the 11th August 1915.

Set sail for Gallipoli on the 12th August 1915.


Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1915 – Gallipoli.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 133

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps. T. F. 54th (1st/ 1st East Anglian) Casualty Clearing Station.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 199 & 200 or 236 to 239 & 328.

Helles Memorial,

Turkey (including Gallipoli).




1891   9, Potters Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 7 years old and living with his parents, brother & paternal aunt.

Robert Charles Worledge, 26, an Iron Worker, born Ipswich.

Ellen Julia Worledge (nee Sharman), 25, born Ipswich.

Frederick Walter Worledge, 2, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Worledge, 23, a Stay Maker – Dress, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


1901   7, Albert Cottages, Rope Walk, Ipswich.


Charles was 17, a Machine Cleaner. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 36, a General labourer.

Ellen, 33.

Fred, 12.

Lily Agnes Worledge, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   77, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 27 years old, a Machinist at an Agricultural Implements Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 46, a Labourer at Implements Works.

Ellen, 45.

Frederick, 22, an Iron Worker.

Lily, 19, a Tailoress.


In 1911, Ipswich Charles married Alice Maud May Rose, born May 1885, Ipswich.


Shortly before Charles sailed for the Dardanelles on the 12th July 1915 he wrote his Will. Charles bequeaths all his money, furniture & other personal effects to his wife, Alice May Maud Worledge of 16, Hervey Street. In the event of the death of Alice he bequeaths all his money, furniture & personal effects to his mother, Ellen Worledge of 77, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Alice received Charles’s medals in September 1919, at 16, Hervey Street, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Maud May Worledge – widow.


Charles is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.


Royal Army Medical Corps

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.


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