Claude Worth

Claude Worth (1890 -1915) lived with his parents Harry and Sarah and his siblings at 47 Bergholt Road when he attended North School. He left school in 1904 and in 1908 joined the Essex Special Reserve. His attestation papers record his height as 5ft 4inches and appearance as blue eyes, brown hair and tattoos on both his forearms.

He transferred to the Lincolnshire Regiment and when the war started he was stationed in Bermuda. They arrived back in England in October 1914 and left again in November. Claude was promoted to Lance Corporal shortly before arriving in France on 6th November 1914. In March he was promoted again to Corporal, and was killed in action in May 1915. He is remembered on the Ploegstreet Memorial in Belgium.


Sources
1894 – 1903 Admission Register
1903 – 1913 Admission Register
1901 census
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
CWGC