Christopher Lancelot Usher

Surname: Usher
Other names: Christopher Lancelot
Other people in this story:
Robert Usher
Alice Mabel Usher (nee Edwards)
Robert Howell Craster Usher
Herbert Neville Usher
Locations in this story:
East Lulworth, Dorset
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Somme, Picardie, France
Oborne, Sherborne, Dorset
Fovant, Wiltshire

Christopher Lancelot Usher was born in East Lulworth, Dorset, in early 1898 and baptised there on 17 Mar 1898 the son of Rev. Robert Usher and Alice Mabel Usher (nee Edwards).  He lived his early life in East Lulworth and East Knoyle, Wiltshire, where his father was Vicar.  By 1911 the family had moved to Oborne, Sherborne, Dorset.  Christopher had enlisted and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment becoming a Lieutenant.  He served in France and Flanders with the 3rd Battalion and it was there, on the Somme, that he died of wounds on 23 Apr 1918.  He was buried in the Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, Picardie, France, (Grave Ref. II. A. 20.).  His name also appears on the Fovant, Wiltshire, War Memorial, where his father was Vicar.   Of his brothers, Robert Howell Craster Usher, served but was killed in a flying accident in 1924 whilst Herbert Neville Usher served and survived the conflict.


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