MARIES Charles Frederick
Regiment : H Company 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 724
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 24 on 25th June 1915
Buried : Redditch (Plymouth Road) Cemetery, Worcestershire, England, Grave D. 15.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Redditch, Worcestershire
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Credits : Researched by Jillian Coombes.
The Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 3rd July 1915:
Redditch Territorial’s Death from Wounds
Military honours were accorded at the funeral on Wednesday of Private C. Maries, of the 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, formerly of Redditch, who died in a London hospital following wounds received in action. This is the third death among the men of the Redditch Company of Territorials at the front, and in addition Lieutenant P.M. Kerwood has also been killed. At the funeral of Private Maries there was a large attendance, including relatives and friends, members of the Reddith Urban District Council, Rifle Corps, Recruiting Committee, the police, and soldiers on leave. A firing party from Worcester fired the customary volley at the graveside. Appropriate music was played by the Holyoake’s Field Brass Band. The funeral ceremony was conducted by the Rev. A. Cardross Grant (Vicar).
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger digitised by and courtesy of Martin Stephens: http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk
On the 1911 census Charles Maries lived with his wife Martha at 126 Lodge Road, Redditch.