Charles Thomas STEWART
Rank: Private
Number: 24869
Unit: 13th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 21 October 1916
Age: 20
Cemetery: Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France

It is certain that Charles was born in the Stockport area, but records differ about his age. The family history website, FreeBMD, suggests that his birth was registered between July and September 1894, but the later National Census, taken in March 1901, gives his age as 5 at that time.

He enlisted into the army at Nelson and it is probable that he was working in that area, no doubt in a local cotton mill. His service number is consistent with him joining up in late spring 1915. He was killed during an attack in the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme, described here.

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