For some individuals, the names of whom appear on our War Memorial, we have limited information. We have, however, traced Charlie Worth’s parents and family to Alpha House, Tattenhall.
It has recently come to light through scanning Chester newspapers of the period, that Private Charlie Worth was KIA (killed in action) on his 20th birthday, 26 October 1917. The report of his death is included in ‘The Chester Chronicle’ dated Saturday 17 November 1917.
Private Charlie Worth served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment 14th Battalion, enlisting in Worcester. His documents, however, confirmed his place of residence to be Tattenhall, Cheshire.
He was described as a ‘bright, intelligent young soldier’. He joined up on 10 May 1916 and he had been in France for 11 months. Private Worth’s commanding officer was killed by the same shell.
The Chronicle reported that much sympathy (was) felt in the village for Mr and Mrs Worth in their sad bereavement. The Chronicle, also featured the following in relation to Private Charlie Worth …
In loving memory of Private Charles Worth, killed in action on his 20th birthday. Sadly missed by his mother, father and sisters at Alpha House, Tattenhall.
This day brings back the memory
Of one who was called to rest
And those who think of him today
Are those who loved him best
Private Charlie Worth is honoured on the Tattenhall War Memorial and he is remembered at Tyne Cot Commonweath War Graves Cemetery, Flanders
Private CHARLIE WORTH
28040 Royal Warwickshire Regiment
died age 20
26 October 1917
Remembered with honour
TYNE COT MILITARY CEMETERY