Charles William Townsend (1883-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

TOWNSEND, CHARLES WILLIAM. Private. No 40620. 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Vicarage Road, Longwood, Huddersfield, 24.3.1883. Son of the late Oliver and Louisa Townend, 73 Thornhill Road, Longwood. Was in business on his own account as a rug manufacturer at Thornhill Road, Longwood. Single. Enlisted 24.5.1916. Killed in action, 16.8.1917, at the Battle of Langemarck. He was 34 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; Longwood War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission