Charles Edward Tiffany (1873-1917)

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Charles Edward Tiffany

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

TIFFANY, CHARLES EDWARD, MC. Regimental Sergeant Major. No 240002. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Almondbury 8.7.1873. Father of Ernest Tiffany, 4 Colne Street, Paddock. Educated Paddock Board School. Employed as an engine packing maker. Married. (His only son had joined the local Territorial battalion, as a drummer, at the age of 13 and accompanied the 1/5th Battalion to the Western front). Had served in the local Volunteer and Territorial battalions for a period of 27 years and, during the whole of that time, never missed a single camp. When the Territorials were mobilised he was Colour Sergeant of 'G' (Kirkburton) Company, to which he was transferred from 'A' Company Headquarters when the formation of the new Company was sanctioned. Embarked for France in April, 1915, and was promoted C.S.M. He was awarded the Military Cross on 1.7.1916. for, 'conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at all times. His coolness under fire has been particularly valuable, a man of untiring energy.' (London Gazette 19th August 1916). Killed in action at Nieuport on 7.8.1917. Buried RAMSCAPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 33.
ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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