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Remembrance => Applications for Commemoration => Topic started by: Tim Bell on January 30, 2020, 06:22:39 PM

Title: L/Cpl 1860 Charles Ferns
Post by: Tim Bell on January 30, 2020, 06:22:39 PM
L/Cpl Ferns served overseas with 2nd Bttn from 20/7/1915. He was transferred to Class Z on 18/3/1919.
Charles died from disease on 22/12/1920.
age 26
labourer
TB attributed 100%
Mother Mary, 4 Mill St, Ancoats and daughter Lily.
Title: Re: L/Cpl 1860 Charles Ferns
Post by: Tim Bell on December 12, 2021, 10:04:31 AM
L/Cpl 1860 Charles Ferns – 1st Bn
Charles Ferns was a casual labourer / errand boy when he enlisted in the 4th (Special Reserve) Battalion on 23/10/1912.  Having completed 6 months initial service with 4th Bn, Charles then attended the annual training in 1913 and 1914. 
Charles was mobilised for overseas duty on 08/08/1914 and appointed L/Cpl on 20/11/1914.  He embarked for France with the BEF and joined 2nd Battalion for duty on 05/12/1914. Charles was wounded at Le Cateau on 22/12/1914 and treated at 13th Gen Hosp.  Boulogne, before apparently returning home where he was poste to 3rd Bn on 02.03.1915.. 
Charles rejoined the BEF with 1st Bn on 06/07/1915. He then went on to join 1st Bn in Mesopotamia (Iraq) from 11/12/1915 to 09/04/1918. Charles was promoted to Cpl on 15/03/1916 and then served in Egypt from 23/04/1918 until returning home on 19/02/1919.
Charles was demobilised and transferred to Reserve on 18/03/1919.   He received a pension from 14/10/1919 for pulmonary TB attributable service and 100% disablement.  This pension was renewed for 12 months from 01/09/1920.
Charles Ferns died from disease on 22/12/1920, aged 26.  He died in Bucklow, the location of Baguley Sanatorium.
The son of Ernest and Mary Ferns of 4 Mill Street, Ancoats. Father of Frederick L. Whitehead, born 23/12/1915.
Pair Star Star2
1911
1901?
Birth
Title: Re: L/Cpl 1860 Charles Ferns
Post by: Tim Bell on December 14, 2021, 12:01:47 PM
DC confirms Charles Ferns cause of death as TB - attributable to service - and emphysema.  He died at Baguley Sanatorium. Tobacco Traveller Ex Lance Cpl 1st Manchester Regiment No 1860.

We need to find the Burial
Title: Re: L/Cpl 1860 Charles Ferns
Post by: Tim Bell on January 05, 2022, 03:47:07 PM
Charles Ferns is buried at St Joseph's Moston, St Patrick Plot 717

Credit IFCP and RC Diocese of Salford