Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 4996
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 14th December 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 5A and 6C.
Birthplace : Born Upland, Gloucestershire, resident Great Malvern, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : Grimley St Bartholomew's Church WW1 War Memorial
Charles Archer enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment on 24th March 1916 at Worcester. At the time of his enlistment he was resident at Boat Lay, Grimley, Worcestershire. He gave his age as 38 years 6 months and his occupation as a labourer. He was unmarried and his next of kin was given as his sister, Caroline Allard of Stone Cottage, Colwall Park, Great Malvern. Charles embarked at Southampton to join the British Expeditionary Force on 30th August 1916, arriving in Rouen, France on 31st August 1916 and joining his unit on 10th September 1916. He was killed in action 3 months later.
Malvern Gazette, 20th January 1917:
Pte C. Archer, Worcestershire Regiment, of Malvern, is reported killed.
Charles Archer has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.