Regiment : 2nd/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 203453
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 13th May 1917 aged 22
Buried : Savy British Cemetery, France, Grave I. J. 28.
Relatives : Son of Frederick Charles and Martha Petford, of Stone Cottages, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Memorial : Tardebigge St Bartholomew's Church
Also appears on : Bromsgrove Independent Order of Oddfellows as C.H. Petford under Victoria Lodge.
Credits : Researched by Andy Frisby.
Additional information on the memorial: Pte.
Charles Petford was born at Hanbury in 1895, the son of Frederick Charles and Martha Petford nee Osborne. Charles was a farmworker and the couple had 6 children:
Charles Harry Petford born 1895.
Esther Fanny Petford born 1897.
Arthur John Petford born 1899 died 1899.
Wallace James Petford born 1900 died 1902.
Fred Daniel Petford born 1902.
Austin Petford born 1905.
The family lived at Stone Cottages, Tardebigge.
Prior to his enlistment at Birmingham Charles, who was known as Harry, was employed as a farmworker. He went to France on 22nd September 1915.