Born: 24th July 1894, Dover, Kent.

Baptised: 9th September 1894, St. Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent.

Died: 1st December 1917; age 23; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 69680

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘J’ Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Sarah Ann Kingsnorth, of 68, Newson Street, Ipswich.




1901   Royal Artillery Barracks, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Charlie was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Kingsnorth, 30, a Corporal – R.H.A., born London.

Sarah Ann Kingsnorth (nee Driver), 33, born Dover, Kent.

George Kingsnorth, 8, born Dover.

Kathleen Hettie Kingsnorth, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   68, Newson Street, Ipswich.


Charlie was 16 years old, a G.P.O. Messenger. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 40, a Steward in the Officer’s Mess, 4th Battalion, R.H.A.

Sarah Ann, 45.

George, a Monotype Machine Attendant – Printing.

Kathleen, 14.

William Stanley Kingsnorth, 7, born Ipswich.


In 1921 Charlies mother is mentioned in the newspaper for her donation and help for the Memorial to the missing on the “Fields of honour”


Charlie is also remembered on the virtual Dover War Memorial and St. Matthew’s Church memorial Ipswich.

Royal Horse Artillery:


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