Sellers, Charles

Charles Sellers, Private 290764, 1st/7th Bn. Cheshire Regt.
Killed in action 23rd July 1918 in France, aged 21

 

EARLY LIFE

Born in Goole. Son of Walter and Sarah Sellers, of 8 Coronation St, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

 

MILITARY SERVICE

Charles enlisted in the local 7th Cheshire (Territorial) Regiment shortly after the outbreak of the war, receiving service number 2786, later changed to 290764.

The death of Private Sellars was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 11 October 1918:

Another Macclesfield soldier to have made the supreme sacrifice is Pte Chas Sellers, Ches Regt, son of the late Mr W Sellers and of Mrs Sellers, 8 Coronation Street, news having been received that he was killed in action on or shortly after July 22nd. Twenty-one years of age, Pte Sellers enlisted in the local Territorials just after the outbreak of war. He served in the Dardanelles and Egypt and was transferred to France a few months ago. He was educated at the Council School, Goole, and was employed by Messrs Stancliffe Bros, brewers. He attended the Newtown Primitive Methodist Chapel.

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Charles Sellers is buried at Raperie British Cemetery, in grave ref. IIA. E. 9. His mother asked for the inscription “IN OUR HEARTS HE LIVES FOR EVER” to be added to his headstone.

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

In Macclesfield, Private Charles Sellers is commemorated on the Park Green, Town Hall and St Michael’s Church war memorials.

 

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SOURCES

GRO (England & Wales) Index: Births
Census (England & Wales): 1901, 1911
WWI British Army Medal Rolls Index Cards
Lives of the First World War website

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 11 October 1918

 


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