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Private Charles Tedford

1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
Service No: 7354

Charles  Tedford grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Nicholas and Marguerite Tedford of 15 Irwin St, Portadown. Husband of Susan Sloan Tedford of 2 Bank Lane, Coatbridge. Father of 3 children

Born / Resided

Portadown, Co. Armagh / 2 Bank Lane, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/04/1915 near Ypres

Enlisted

Portadown 1914

Employed

Tinsmith in the Tinplate Works / Reservist

Age

29

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 returned home to Portadown to enlist at the outbreak of war. Charles is listed as LANCE CORPORAL on the Memorial. Also remembered on the Portadown War Memorial, the Lurgan and District Roll of Honour, Drumpellier United Free Church Roll of Honour and in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Charles` name on the Menin Gate Memorial

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