Biography of Private Charles Gresswell (201467)
2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 201467 2nd/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 23rd August 1918


  • Name: Charles Andrew Gresswell
    Date of birth: 1893
    Place of Birth: Rowston, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1893
    Place of Birth Registration: Sleaford Lincolnshire England


  • Name: William Gresswell
  • DOB: 1849
  • Place of Birth: Brauncewell, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Labourer on the road


  • Name: Susannah Taylor
  • DOB: 1859
  • Place Of Birth: Rowston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1893 Sleaford District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • John W Whittaker, 1881, Rowston (Half brother)
  • George Robert Whittaker, 1883, Rowston (Half brother)
  • Fanny Sophie Whittaker, 1889, Rowston (Half sister)
  • Charles Andrew Gresswell, 1893, Rowston
  • Herbert Gresswell, 1895, Rowston
  • Henry Gresswell, 1896, Rowston
  • Robert Gresswell, 1897, Rowston


  • 1901: Charles is living with his parents at 3 Village Street, Rowston, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Charles is living with Freeman Love in Rowston, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a second waggoner on farm.

Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Charles has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Charles Gresswell, 201467, 2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 23rd August 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Father William


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Folkingham, Roll of Honour in St Andrew’s Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private C Gresswell, 201467, 2nd Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 23 August 1918
  • Remembered with honour, Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Sleaford


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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