Charles Gladstone Trevitt


Private 22511, 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 24th August 1916 aged 18

Buried Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Son of Frank Bellwood and Mary Hannah Trevitt

Lived 5, Fountain Street, Heckmondwike

Private Charles Gladstone Trevitt was born 19th May 1898 in Heckmondwike. He was the only son of Frank Bellwood Trevitt and Mary Hannah nee Webb. He was baptised at Heckmondwike Methodist Church on 9th July 1898. The family were settled at 5, Fountain Street, Heckmondwike and a daughter, Emily, was born there 9th October 1901.

Charles’s father was also born in Heckmondwike, but his grandfather Richard Trevitt originated in Shropshire where he was a Carpet Weaver and came to Heckmondwike to work in the carpet industry.

Charles enlisted in Bradford into the Northumberland Fusiliers. He died on the 24th August 1916, aged 18 years, during the Somme Offensive. He is buried in Avesnes-le -Compte Communal Cemetery Extension.{MA-131}

His name is commemorated on St. James’s and St. Saviour’s War Memorials.He was awarded the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the 1914/15 Star.

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