Private 10170 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers
Died 21 August 1915 aged 22
Remembered on the Helles Memorial
Possibly remembered on Tongham War Memorial
as H Morris
Charles was the son of Edward and Kate Morris (nee Eckett) and was born in Alton in 1893. The 1901 census records that his family lived at The Moor in Tongham. The 1911 census records that he was a private in the 5th South Wales Borderers and out in South Africa, and claimed to be 20 years old. Charles's medal index card records that he went to war on 23 September 1915 and was awarded the 1914-15 star.
His younger siblings Mabel, Irene, Leonard and Reginald attended school in Tongham and all four left on 18/8/1911. The reason being "removal", so the family probably then moved out of the area.