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ID:237 Charlie Gatward 1892-1917
Gaz’s 2nd Great Uncle

Birth   

13 March 1892

Carters Corner, Therfield, Hertfordshire

Death

19 August 1917

Ypres, Belgium

Mother

Julia Ann Hagger (b.1851)/ID:290

Father

Thomas Gatward (b.1848) /ID:255

 

Siblings 

Thomas Charles Hagger (b.1871) /ID:305

 

Frederick Gatward (b.1877) /ID:242

 

Emily Gatward (b.1879) /ID:240

 

(Rose) Elizabeth Jane Gatward (b.1881)/ID:252

 

Winifred Gatward (b.1884) /ID:263

 

Henry George Gatward (b.1886) /ID:245

 

Walter Reginald Gatward (b.1889) /ID:259

 

Charlie Gatward (b.1892) /ID:237

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1892

13th March 1892 - Birth of Charlie Gatward at Therfield, Hertfordshire

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7th August 1892 – Baptism of Charlie Gatward at Therfield, Hertfordshire.

 

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1898
National School Admission Registers & Logbooks 1870-1914 – Therfield, Hertfordshire

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1901

1901 Census for 'Dane End, Therfield' 

Name                       

Relationship   

Condition  

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                     

Occupation                 

Thomas Gatward    

Head               

Married     

55        

1846       

Male      

Therfield                         

Agr. Labourer           

Julia Ann Gatward

Wife

Married

49

1852

Female

Therfield

 

Henry Gatward

Son

 

15

1886

Male

Therfield

 

Walter Gatward

Son

 

11

1890

Male

Therfield

 

Charles Gatward

Son

 

9

1892

Male

Therfield

 

Winifred Gatward

Daughter

 

16

1885

Female

Therfield

Gen Dom Servant

 

 

 

 

1911

1911 Census for 'Dane End, Therfield' 

Name                             

Relationship   

Condition  

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County              

Occupation                 

Thomas Gatward    

Head               

Married     

66       

1845       

Male      

Therfield                   

Farm Labourer           

Julia Ann Gatward

Wife

Married

59

1852

Female

Therfield

 

Henry George Gatward

Son

 

24

1887

Male

Therfield

Farm Labourer

Charles Gatward

Son

 

19

1892

Male

Therfield

Bricklayers Labourer

 

 

1911

31st March 1911 – Charlie enlisted into the 1st Hertfordshire Regiment.

Attestation :31st March 1911
No:1693
Name: Charles Gatward
Corps: 1st Hertfordshire Regiment

In the parish of Therfield, Herts
British Subject: Yes
Age: 19 years
Trade: Bricklayers Labourer
Employer: W Wyatt
Residence: Dane End, Therfield
Apprentice: No
Married: No
Previous Service: No

Name: Charles Gatward
Height: 5 feet 2 ¾ inches
Girth fully expanded:33 ½ inches
Range of expansion: 2 inches
Vision: Good
Physical Development: Good

Considered fit for the Territorial Force on 1st April 1911.

Enlisted into the 1st Hertfordshire Regiment at Royston on 8th April 1911.

 

 

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Statement of Service
No:1693 Charles Gatward
30-7-1911 to 6-8-1911
Hertfordshire Reg 1st Battalion- Thetford

28-7-1912 to 4-8-1912
Hertfordshire Reg 1st Battalion- Worthing

5-8-1914 to 14-3-1916
Hertfordshire Reg 1st Battalion – Embodied

 

Total service towards engagement in the Territorial Force to 14-3-1916 (date of discharge) 4 years 228 days

 

Character: Good

Station: Lowestoft
Date: 14-3-1916

 

No:1693 Charles Gatward
Service:
Home From 31-3-1911 to 14-3-16
4 years 228 days

 

Home: 5-8-1914 to 14-3-1916

 

Father: Thomas Gatward, Grey Horse, Dane End, Royston

Mother: Haggar

1914

We know that Charlie re-enlisted during WW1 into the Notts & Derby Regiment. No.5740

 

He transferred into the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 5th Battalion No.26243

 

Charlie died from his wounds at The Western Front on 19th August 1917.

 

Charlie is listed on the Medal Rolls and received the Victory Medal and British War Medal.

 

1918

The Graves Registration Report form Charlie’s grave is Plot 35 at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3.

 

 

Private Charlie Gatward

BIRTH 13 Mar 1892

Therfield, North Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, England

DEATH           19 Aug 1917 (aged 25)

BURIAL           Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3

Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium

PLOT  I. B. 35.

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War Memorial Plaque at Therfield, Hertfordshire. Charlie is listed along with his brother, Walter Gatward.

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