Charles Lemon

Surname: Lemon
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
George Thomas Lemon
Eliza Lemon née Dibben
Florence Mabel Lemon née Foyle
Samuel Lemon
Locations in this story:
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Knoyle, Wiltshire
Blandford, Dorset
France & Flanders
Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richbourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France
Wilton, Wiltshire

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.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Samuel Lemon