Antrobus, Charles A

Charles Alexander Antrobus, Captain, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Died 25th April 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 35

 

EARLY LIFE

 

Charles Alexander Antrobus was born in 1880 and baptised on 23 January 1881 at Christ Church, Eaton, near Congleton, the son of Mary Egidia (nee Lindsay) and John Coutts Antrobus, a Justice of the Peace, of Eaton Hall, Congleton, Cheshire.

 

 

WW1 SERVICE

 

 

COMMEMORATION

Captain Charles Antrobus is buried in grave ref. XI. A. 8. at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. His family asked for the inscription “BEATI MUNDE CORDE“ – meaning “blessed are the pure in heart”- to be added to his headstone.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Captain Charles Antrobus, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

Locally, Captain Charles Antrobus is commemorated on the Eaton war memorial, near Congleton.

 

NOTES

His brother Cecil Hugh Antrobus also fell.


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