Schofield, Charles

Charles Schofield, Private 40342, 20th Bn. Manchester Regiment
Died of wounds 4th October 1918 in France, aged 21

 

EARLY LIFE

 

WW1 SERVICE

The death of Private Schofield was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 8 November 1918:

PTE CHARLES SCHOFIELD, Manchester Regiment, killed in France, was the son of Mr and Mrs Chas Schofield, “Fox and Grapes” Inn, Pitt St, Macclesfield. Twenty-four years of age, Pte Schofield was mobilised with the Earl of Chester’s Yeomanry. After training for some time he was released for work on munitions, during which time his regiment was drafted to Egypt. He was later attached to the 3rd line of the Cheshire Yeomanry and on going to France was posted to the Manchesters. Being time expired he spent a month’s leave in March 1917 and returning to his unit was drafted to Italy, and went to France about two months ago. Pte Schofield was educated at London Road Branch (St George’s) School and when war broke out he had almost completed his apprenticeship under Mr M H Watts, Catherine Street.

 

NOTES

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Charles Schofield is buried at Beaurevoir British Cemetery, France, in grave ref. F. 4. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Charles Schofield, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

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

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website

Macclesfield Times: 8 November 1918

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