Charles Mitchell, Private 52290, 2nd/7th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France, aged 19
Charles Mitchell was born in 1898 and baptised at St Paul’s Church on 7 June 1899, the son of Mary and John Mitchell, a carter of Hibel Road, Macclesfield.
In 1901, two year old Charles was living at 6 Crown Street with his parents, half-sisters Beatrice Haughton (14) and Florence Haughton (8), and brothers John (5) and William (4). Ten years later, the family had moved to 10 Palace Terrace, Hibel Road, Macclesfield, and Charles was employed as a weaver at a cotton mill.
Charles enlisted at Macclesfield, joining the Lancashire Fusiliers.
Private Charles Mitchell is buried in Grave Ref. II. B. 25 in Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Charles Mitchell, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
In Macclesfield, Private Charles Mitchell is not known to be commemorated on any memorials.
Cheshire Parish Baptism Registers (Find My Past): St Paul’s Church, Macclesfield
GRO (England & Wales) Index: Births
Census (England & Wales): 1901, 1911
Soldiers Died in the Great War (Find My Past)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website