Charles Churcher

Charles Churcher (1889 – 1917) lived at St Peter’s Street with his 8 brothers and sisters and his parents Charles and Alice. In 1911, when the family had moved to Culver Street, Charles worked as a billiard marker, someone who kept scores in the game and looked after the players. When he joined the Kings Royal Rifle Corps in 1915 he stated his occupation as barman at The Swan, Great Dover Street in London.

Charles was killed in action in Belgium on 5th August 1917 and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.

Sources:

1894 – 1903 Admission Register

1901 Census

1911 census

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

CWGC

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919