Fontmell Magna War Memorial 2

Charles Henry Stone

Surname: Stone
Other names: Charles Henry
Other people in this story:
John Stone
Eliza Elizabeth Stone née Gale
Thomas John Stone
Bertram Robert Stone
Locations in this story:
Shipton Gorge, Dorset
France & Flanders
Couin British Cemetery, Couin, Pas de Calais, France
Parsonage Street, Fontmell Magna, Dorset
West Street, Bridport, Dorset

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.

Printed Sources: "Fontmell Magna and the First World War", compiled by Chris Bellers, Fontmell Magna Village Archive Society, 2014.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Thomas John Stone
Bertram Robert Stone