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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Pontypool, Monmouthshire
28 Apr 1918
23
828803 - CWGC Website
114379
Enlisted at Worksop
Corporal
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Corpl. C. H. Schofield Worksop Guardian 31 May 1918 Another young and gallant soldier to die in his countries cause is Corpl. Charles Henry Schofield, M.G.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Schofield, Wagon Yard, Low Town Street, who was killed in action on April 29th. Corpl. Schofield had an eventful career for so young a man. He joined the Territorial’s when 17 years of age, and was drummer boy in the Worksop Company. He was 19 when war was declared, and was wounded in Feb. 1915, he was wounded on March 1st. Last year, and on recovering joined the M.G.C., going out to France again in October. He was a lucky lad, one of the brave boys who have done honour to the old town. The circumstances under which he met his death are described in a letter from Lieut. W. Marshall, writing about Schofield he says:- “I must regret to have to inform you of the death in action of your son on April 29th. In company with two other men of his team, he was on duty at his gun position when a shell dropped right on to the small shelter they were occupying, causing the death of all three instantaneously. As his section officer, I was deeply attached to him, and I considered him one of my best soldiers, and most reliable N.C.O., I have ever had under my command. He was always cheerful and always ready to do anything required of him with out a word of complaint. He had done extremely good work with the section, and I had him promoted to Corpl. only about a week ago. In addition he was liked by every officer and man in the company, and I never heard anyone say anything but good of him. Although I know it is poor consolation, I ask you to try and think of his as having died the most glorious death a man can possibly have, fighting for England, Home, and beauty, personally. I grieve deeply with you for the loss of a strong and true soldier, who’s first thought, was always “Duty”. If you require any further news of him, please communicate with me. Corpl. Schofield was well known in Worksop and much sympathy will be expressed with his parents. Before enlisting he worked at Manton Colliery. His brother, Pte. John Schofield, A.S.C., is in Salonika
Formerly 1767, Notts & Derby Regt. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Charles Henry Schofield - This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett