Thursday, November 20, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 28: Charles Mendenhall (1875-1916)

Charles Mendenhall - My 12th Cousin, 6x Removed

Born: 05 Sep 1875 in Weymouth, Dorset, England

Baptized: 14 Jul 1886 in Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

Parents: George Mendenhall (1851-1906) & 
               Georgina Chick (1846-1914)


1. Alice Mendenhall (1873-1934)
2. Albert George Mendenhall (1877-1951)
3. Ernest William Mendenhall (1880-1881)
4. Alfred William Mendenhall (1882-1892)
5. James Frederick Mendenhall (1855-1958)

Residences & Occupations:

1881 (age 6): West St. 2 Old Workhouse; Scholar
1891 (age 16): Duchoad Falmouth Harbour- Vessel named Jane; Crew member 
1911 (age 36): Back of No 11 Govenors Lane; Widower; Coal Carrier


Charles fought in WWI. He was a private in the Duke Cornwall's Light Infantry in the British Army- Regiment # 31738. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.  


In the 1911 Census, he is stated as a widower, but I don't know of any wife or children.

Death and Burial: 

Charles died on the battlefield during WWI in Thiepval, France on 04 Sep 1916 at the age of 40. He is buried in the Thiepval Memorial.

The Thiepval Memorial 

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