Other names: Charles Henry
Locations in this story: Shipton Gorge, DorsetFrance & FlandersCouin British Cemetery, Couin, Pas de Calais, FranceParsonage Street, Fontmell Magna, DorsetWest Street, Bridport, DorsetYeovil
Story: Charles Henry Stone was born in 1893 in Shipton Gorge, Dorset. He was the son of John Stone, an Estate Carpenter, and Eliza Elizabeth Stone (née Gale). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an Ironmonger's Assistant in a cycle business and living with his Uncle at 9 West Street, Bridport, Dorset, whilst his parents resided at Parsonage Street, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted in Yeovil as a Private and joined the 1st Battalion of Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), (Service No. 15290). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 3rd July 1916 and was buried at Couin British War Cemetery Couin, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. I.D.3). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury. Charles' brother Thomas John (b.1890) also served in the war and was sadly killed in 1917 while serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery in Flanders whilst his other brother, Bertram Robert Stone, served but survived the conflict.