War Memorial: Place and
War Memorial: Dr. C. Wash R.E.
Engineers 131st Field Company.
Service No: 37751. [CWGC]
Campaign 1914-15 Wash, Charles RE Dr 37751 died
RE/101 B99 p. 21031
RE/2B p. 434
theatre  France 19/11/15 no contact address. [Ancestry]
Personal and family information:
Robert and Minnie Wash, of Spriggs Farm, Blackmore. [CWGC]
of Walter Herbert Wash.
Charles Wash was baptised on 29th
(born 12th April 1879) at Wethersfield, Essex.
His parents were Robert (a labourer) and Minnie. He was baptised on the same day as his
younger sister Elizabeth [ERO D/P 119/1/11].
Younger siblings were baptised at Blackmore End (part of Wethersfield): Jessie on 6th
September 1883; Sarah on 21st September 1884 [ERO 550/1/1]. After this the trail goes cold.
Census. Charles Wash living at Park
Farm Cottage, Little Waltham, farm labourer age 32, born Wethersfield, with parents [both b. Wethersfield] Robert, horseman on farm age 54
and Minnie age 60.
Date of Death:
25th October 1918
Died. Salonika. [WFA]
Plovdiv is a city on the main road from Sofia to Istanbul. The Commonwealth servicemen
buried at Plovdiv Central Cemetery died either as prisoners of war
or while serving with the occupying forces following the Bulgarian
capitulation in September 1918.
Charles Wash must have been in the latter group.
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Central Cemetery, Bulgaria. Grave D6. [CWGC]
List of Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), Essex Record Office, Western Front Association.