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Private Charles Lapsley

1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellingtons ( West Riding Regiment )
Service No: 3798

Charles Lapsley grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Edward and Catherine Lapsley of 272 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge. Husband of Mary E Lapsley of 46 Frederick St, Wakefield Rd, Bradford. Charles` half-brother 2nd Lieutenant Herbert McVie of the 16th Battalion Royal Scots died in 1923 but is listed on the Memorial (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 46 Frederick St, Wakefield Rd, Bradford


Killed in Action 20/11/1915


Halifax 22/03/1915


previously a Miner in Rosehall Colliery



Buried / Remembered

Ypres ( Menin Gate ) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, often referred to simply as the Menin Gate, bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died before 16 August 1917 and have no known grave. Between October 1914 and September 1918 hundreds of thousands of servicemen of the British Empire marched through the town of Ypres's Menin Gate on their way to the battlefields. The memorial now stands as a reminder of those who died who have no known grave and is perhaps one of the most well-known war memorials in the world. It commemorates casualties from the forces of Australia, Canada, India, South Africa and United Kingdom who died in the Salient. In the case of United Kingdom casualties, only those prior 16 August 1917 (with some exceptions). United Kingdom and New Zealand servicemen who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. New Zealand casualties that died prior to 16 August 1917 are commemorated on memorials at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery.

Additional Information

Charles` Company were heavily shelled whilst occupying the left hand sector along the Ypres - Commines Canal. He was formerly with the 7th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry but was discharged soon after joining. He rejoined the West Riding Regiment on the 22/03/1915. See photos for Charles` name on the Menin Gate Memorial

  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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