Charles Blowers

Charles Blowers (1896 – 1918) was born in Ipswich and lived at various addresses in Colchester including 10 William’s Walk, when he started at North School, and 41 Northgate Street in 1901.  In 1911 the family lived at 18 Osbourne Street.  Charles had left school by this time and at 15 was working as a syrup maker in his father Horatio’s mineral water business.
Charles was a gunner with the Royal Field Artillery and died in 1918 of his wounds in Salonica.  He is buried in the Sarigol Military Cemetery in Greece.  His headstone reads “Until the day break and the shadows flee away”.

Sources:
1903 – 1913 Admission Register
1901 census
1911 census
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
CWGC