Charles DYSON
Rank: Private
Number: 1893
Unit: D Company, 1/6th Battalion MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 4 June 1915
Age: 18
Cemetery: Twelve Trees Copse Cemetery, Krithia, Turkey

Charles had been born in Weaste, Salford, the son of William and Eliza. By the time he was 4, the family was living at Nursery Lane , Wilmslow and the 1901 Census records that his grandmother, Sarah Gamble, was living with them.

They later moved to Cheadle Hulme and, in the early spring of 1915, moved to 24 Massie Street, Cheadle. Charles had been educated at Stockport Secondary School and was employed by a Manchester shipping house. Like many local young men, he was a lacrosse player and a member of the Cheadle Club.

He had joined the Territorials in February 1914 and was mobilised when War was declared in August. An account of the Battalion's early months of service is here. Click here for details of the action in which he was killed.

Most of the burials at Twelve Trees Copse Cemetery are unidentified but Charles is believed to be amongst them. His name is recorded on special Memorial at the Cemetery.

(Original research by John Hartley for the Cheadle & Gatley War Memorials website)

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