Other names: Charles
Locations in this story: East Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetWest Knoyle, WiltshireBlandford, DorsetFrance & FlandersLe Touret Military Cemetery, Richbourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, FranceWilton, Wiltshire
Story: Charles Lemon was born at East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1886, the son of George Thomas Lemon and Eliza Lemon (née Dibben). He lived his early life in and around East Orchard. He married Florence Mabel Foyle in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1911 and they had two daughters. On his marriage he moved to West Hill Cottage, West Knoyle, Wiltshire. Charles enlisted at Blandford, Dorset, and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 14795). Whilst serving with the 35th Heavy Battery in France and Flanders he died, according to the reports, 'of apoplexy whilst on active service' on 20th February 1916. He was buried at the Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, (Grave ref: III.D.15). His parents had died prior to his death and his wife had moved to Wilton, Wiltshire, with her brother. No other memorial has been identified in this case. Charles's older brother, Samuel, also served in the conflict but survived.