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  • Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta - note misspelt surname
Courtesy of John Beech
Person Details
Hartley Wintney, Hampshire
He was the son of James and Ann Charter On 1891 Census he is living with his parents and siblings - Sidney J., William, Edward and Ernest – at West Green, Hartley Wintney. His father is listed as a farm labourer His sister Nellie was born 1893 In 1900, his father James died aged 41 On 1901 Census he is living with his brother Ernest at Basingstoke Union Workhouse, Basingstoke Towards the end of 1901, his mother Ann married Charles Bennett at Basingstoke and had a child named Charles Bennett the following year On 1911 Census he was working at Frithwood Farm, Elmton, Chesterfield on the Welbeck Estate as a second horseman and its possible his brother Ernest moved north and joined his brother, who was later resident at Cuckney.
On 1911 Census shown as second horseman on a farm
01 Sep 1915
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115005 - CWGC Website
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Probably lived at Cuckney either near or with his brother
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted September 1914 Served with 9th (Service) Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) Battalion sailed from Liverpool in early July 1915 for Gallipoli, landing at Suvla Bay 7th August 1915. The Battalion formed part of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Henry Charter appears to have been wounded at some point and transferred to Malta for treatment. He died 1st September 1915 and is buried in Pieta Military Cemetery Plot B Row VII Grave 5
His brother Ernest served as 1809 Private Ernest Walter Charter 1st / 1st Nottinghamshire Yeomanry and was killed in action 10th September 1915 on Gallipoli. He is buried Green Hill Cemetery, Suvla Bay, Gallipoli Plot I Row E Grave 22 His brother Sidney served as 6785 Private 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment and went to France 24th August 1914. He was discharged as time served in 1916 having served thirteen years with the Hampshire Regiment. He then re-enlisted as 9452 Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was later renumbered 284452. His Medal index card only shows he entered theatre pre 31st December 1915
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  • Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta - note misspelt surname
Courtesy of John Beech
    12571 Private Henry Charter - Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta - note misspelt surname Courtesy of John Beech
  • The war memorial at Hartley Wintney showing the names of the Charter brothers 
Courtesy of John Beech
    War Memorial at Hartley Wintney - Detail - The war memorial at Hartley Wintney showing the names of the Charter brothers Courtesy of John Beech
  • The war memorial at Hartley Wintney showing the names of the Charter brothers 
Courtesy of John Beech
    War Memorial at Hartley Wintney - The war memorial at Hartley Wintney showing the names of the Charter brothers Courtesy of John Beech