Pte Charles Styles 21271

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Pte Charles Styles 21271

Postby allanp » Sat May 12, 2012 10:10 pm

Hi All

I am researching 21271 Pte Charles Styles, 3rd Battalion who was killed with my Great Uncle Lanc Sergt George Wiliam Hill on the 28th April 1916 at Vimy Ridge. I have been in contact with a member of his family but information is very scarce. His picture has recently been added to this website for those who are interested.

Any information would be appreciated.

Regards Allan
12631 Lance Sergt George William Hill. KIA Vimy Ridge, 28 April 1916 3rd Battalion
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Re: Pte Charles Styles 21271

Postby corona » Sun May 13, 2012 10:35 am

Hi Allan,
No service papers appear to have survived.His MIC record:-
Entered France 13/7/1915. Medals 1914-15 STAR ,WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS.
It shows Dof W but Soldiers Died has KIA.
I have also looked for pre WW1 papers with out any luck.
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Re: Pte Charles Styles 21271

Postby allanp » Sun May 13, 2012 11:08 am

Hi Corona

Thanks for the information. He definetly was KIA. The entry date is good to know.

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12631 Lance Sergt George William Hill. KIA Vimy Ridge, 28 April 1916 3rd Battalion
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Re: Pte Charles Styles 21271

Postby peter » Sun May 13, 2012 7:52 pm

Allan,

Soldiers Died have Charles being born and enlisting in Birmingham so looked for possible birth dates. Found a Charles Styles born Birmingham March Q. 1895 so looked at 1911 census and found him living at 56 Northwood Street, Birmingham aged 16 and working (silversmith). His parents were John and Emily Styles and at this time they had 6 children, Charles being the second oldest. He had three brothers John 19, Edward 8 and William 2 and two sisters Frances 14 and Mabel 6.
Not sure this will be of any help but could be the Charles Styles you are seeking information on.

Other births for Birmingham, Charles Arthur Styles b. June Q. 1872 and Charles John Styles b. June Q. 1881 though I would think the above more probable.

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Re: Pte Charles Styles 21271

Postby allanp » Sun May 13, 2012 11:01 pm

Hi Peter

Thanks for the information. All helps to complete the picture of the man.

Regards Allan
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