Charles Hall Westrope

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Charles Hall Westrope

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                               Inns of Court

Rank:                                      Private

Regimental Number:              13453        

Date of Enlisting:                    3.7.1918

Date of death:                        22.1.1948

Cemetery/ Memorial:             

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Charles enlisted on 3rd July 1918 with the Inns of Court, Officers’ Training Corps. He was discharged on 13th May 1919 as being no longer fit for military duty due to suffering from emphysema. He did not see active service.

Charles was awarded the Silver War Badge.

Charles died at Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 22nd January 1948.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                1st quarter 1895

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      4th quarter 1931

 

Charles was the eldest son of Richard Victor E and Martha (nee Hall) Westrope, born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire in the first quarter of 1895. Charles was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. 

Charles helped his mother run the family store in Ashwell, Westrope’s grocers and drapers.

Charles married Gwenllian A Williams in the 4th quarter 1931.  They had three children, Richard C born 1932, John H born 1934 and Catherine born 1937. 

Charles died at Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 22nd January 1948.

 

Charles’s brother Thomas Frederick served in the War and survived.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:

Charles Hall Westrope

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

22.1.1948

Enlistment Place:

Not known

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Inns of Court

Battalion:

Officers’ Training Corps

Regimental Number:

13453

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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