Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Charles Speller

Died in the First World War.
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Charles Speller

War Memorial: Place and inscription


Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) London Regiment posted to 2nd / 20th Battalion.  Service No:G/36663 [CWGC]

Service Details:
Born Blackmoor, Brentford,
Essex [incorrect entry].
Enlisted Southend, Essex.
Private G/36663 formerly S/37306, R.A.S.C. [SDGW]

Personal and family information:
No baptism entry for Charles Speller at Blackmore. 

Born 1876, the son of Henry (b 1837, Vange) and Eliza Speller, nee Law (b. 1838, Pitsea).

1891 Census. Known as Charley, aged 15, general labourer, living at Back Lane, Great Burstead, Billericay.  

Married 1899.

1901 Census: Living at Wyatts Green age 25 haybinder b. Billericay, with wife Ellen 22 b. 1880, Horne Surrey and dau. Fairy 1 b. Blackmore.
1911 Census: Living in four rooms at Nelson Cottage, Blackmore, with wife and four children.

1914 Electoral Roll.  Charles Speller recorded as living in Ingatestone Road [ERO C/E 1/2/26].

Baptisms of children (incomplete)

19th February 1905
:  Dorothy Alexandra Maria, daughter of Charles & Ellen Speller, Haybinder.
21st September 1911
:  Charles Harold Irving, son of Charles & Ellen Speller, Hay Binder.
27th November 1914
:  Joan, daughter of Charles & Ellen Speller, Hay Cutter [ERO D/P 266/1/17].

Date of Death:
26th September 1918


Where died:
Killed in action France & Flanders [SDGW]

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Grave/Memorial Reference: N. 13.
Ruyaulcourt Military Cemetery. [CWGC]

List of Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office, Soldiers who Died in the Great War, Graham Speller.

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Last Updated: 7 January 2012