Clements, Charles William

Clements, Charles William



Military History:


Royal Hampshire Regiment


Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


The attached photograph is of a man in Royal Army Medical Corps uniform. There is no evidence that Charlie was in the Medical Corps. The Absent Voters list of 1918 shows Charlie with the Hampshire Regiment and all other references corroborate this.

Charles enlisted in June 1915.  He served 1/6th Royal Hampshire (Duke of Connaught’s Own) Regiment (Regimental Number 205393) which in 1917 was transferred to the 52nd Brigade of the 17th Indian Division and Charles spent a year in India. In October 1918 the regiment moved to Mesopotamia and finished the War in Fatha, north of Tikrit. He survived the War and died on 10 October 1953 at Chertsey, Surrey.

Charles awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                2nd quarter 1890

Birth Place:                  Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                  Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Marriage:                      7.11.1915


Charles William was the second son of Herbert and Annie Maria (nee Reynolds) born in the 2nd quarter of 1890 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire, christened on 1 June 1890, He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. The 1911 census shows him as a farm labourer.

Charles married Alice L Cooper in Halton, Buckinghamshire on 7th November 1915. They had four children, Norman William George born on 15th March 1917, Margery born on 28th August 1919, George Herbert born 26 June 1921, and Lawrence Charles born on 16th March 1924.

Charles died at the St Peters Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey on 20 October 1953.

Charles had two brothers who served in WWI, Herbert George and Harold Christopher, both survived.



Name:Charles William Clements
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:20.10.1953
Enlistment Place:Not known
Regiment:Royal Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:1/6th Battalion
Regimental Number:205393
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:India, Mesopotamia

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