war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.
Attestation of
G/9020 - Wilshire Charles Eric. Buffs.
Charles Eric Wilshire.
123, Clarendon Place, Dover, Kent.
Age 19 years - 146 days.
Trade. Engineers Smith.
Enlisted 11/12/15, Dover.
Next of kin - William Evans Wilshire, 123, Clarendon Place, Dover.
Home 11-12-15 to 27-6-16.
BEF France 28-6-16 to 6-9-16.
 (2nd Queens) Killed in action - field - 6/9/16.
Father of Soldier - William Evans Wilshire, 123, Clarendon Place, Dover.
Mother, Sarah, as above.
Walter Edwin Wilshire, age 37 - Powell River, B. C. Canada.
Sydney Hugh Wilshire, age 35 - Powell River, B. C. Canada.
Ernest Edgar Wilshire, age 28, 123, Clarendon Place, Dover.
Arthur Stanley Wilshire, age 32, as above.
Leonard Wilshire age 22, as above.
Sisters - none.
Effects returned, Pocket Wallet & Correspondence.
To The Secretary, Imperial War Graves Commission,
82, Baker Street,
Ludgate Hill, E.C.4.
With reference to your HGL/82/41342, dated 20th Instant.
I have to inform you that the only record in my possession in respect of No. G/9020 Private C. E, Wilshire, 8th Battalion The Buffs Regiment, is that of killed in action, 6th September, 1916. The place of burial is unknown. He was attached to the 2nd Battalion, The Queen’s Regiment, at date of death.
The 2nd Battalion, The Queen’s were in action at Dolville Wood, near Montauban on 6/9/16.
For Col I/c Infantry Records.
24th October 1921.


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