Other names: Charles
Locations in this story: Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetMere, WiltshireBrompton, LondonFrance & FlandersCambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France
Story: Charles Card was born at Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 22nd January 1891 and baptised at Mere, Wiltshire, on 18th February 1891, the son of Richard Thomas Card and Hannah Mary Annie Card (née Lander). He lived his early childhood in and around Motcombe until, by 1911, the family had moved to Mere, Wiltshire. He enlisted and joined the Coldstream Guards as a Private (Service No. 21487). He married Eliza Mary Henly in Brompton, London, on 24th January 1917 and returned to service in France & Flanders where he was presumed killed in action on 27th November 1917. He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France, (Panel 2), and on the War Memorial at Mere, Wiltshire. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.