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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
Charles was born in 1893 in Nottingham and was the son of Samuel Richard a flagman for a traction engine and Elizabeth Ryland née Clark of 10 Bagnall Cottages, Bagnall Road, Old Basford, Nottingham. His father Samuel Richard was born in 1868 in Plymouth, his mother Elizabeth Clark was also born in 1868 in Newark, Nottinghamshire. They were married in 1892 in Newark and went on to have 11 children, sadly two were to die in infancy or early childhood prior to 1911. Their surviving children were Charles b1893 Nottm, Bernard b1896 Nottm, Harold b1897 Nottm, Percy b1899 Nottm, Walter b1902 Nottm, Herbert b1904 Basford, Annie b1906 Basford, Elizabeth b1907 Basford, and Ancel b1910 Basford. In the 1911 census the family are living at 10 Bagnall Cottages, Bagnall Road, Old Basford, Nottingham and are shown as Samuel Richard 43 yrs a flagman for a traction engine, he is living with his wife and children, Charles 17 yrs a flagman for a traction engine, Bernard 14 yrs a farmers boy, Harold 13 yrs a farmers boy, Percy a scholar, Walter a scholar, Herbert a scholar, Annie 5 yrs a scholar, Elizabeth 4 yrs and an unnamed daughter 1 yr.
He was a flagman for a traction engine in 1911.
01 Jul 1916
23
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1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Charles Ryland, enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 1/7th (Robin Hood Rifles) Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he was killed in action on 1st July 1916. He is buried in Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers.Grave Reference: I B 16
Two of his brothers also served and died during the 'Great War' Pte. Harold Ryland, 1/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), was killed in action on 24th June 1916. He is buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery. Pte. Percy Ryland 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry was killed in action on 27th May 1918 and is buried in Hermonville Military Cemetery, grave reference II D 6 In memoriam notice published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 24th June 1918 :- “RYLAND. – In loving memory of Pte. Harold Ryland, 1/7th Sherwood Foresters, who was killed in action June 23rd, 1916, aged 18 years. Also Pte. Charles Ryland, Machine Gunner, killed in action July 1st, 1916, aged 23 years, sons of Samuel and Elizabeth Ryland, 10, Bagnall-cottages, Basford. For ever in our thoughts.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Charles Ryland - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle