Other names: Edward Charles
Locations in this story: Stour Provost, DorsetFrance & FlandersStour Row, Shaftesbury, DorsetGwalia, Belgium
Story: Charles Edward Treasure was born in Stour Provost, Dorset, in 1898 and baptised there on 10 Jul 1898 the son of John Treasure and Elizabeth Treasure (nee Redwood). He lived his early life in Stour Provost. His mother. Elizabeth, died in 1902 and it appears he was then living in Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He had enlisted in Dorchester, Dorset, and joined the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. 37619) later transferring to the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (Service No 60935). He was serving in France and Flanders with the 154th Company when he was killed in action on 22 Jul 1917 and finally buried in the Gwalia Cemetery, Gawalia, Belgium, (Grave Ref: 1. D. 12.). He was posthumously awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He is remembered on the All Saints Church war memorial, now in the Stour Row Village Hall.