We remember Charles Riley

We remember Charles Riley

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Timeline

Timeline

1874
sibling Margaret Ellen Riley Source:6637431 1874
1878
sibling Eliza Riley Source:6637431 1878
1880
sibling Alice Riley Source:6637431 1880
1884
birth High Street, Preston United Kingdom Source:6637394 28th August 1884
1886
sibling Grace Riley Source:6637431 1886
1888
sibling Ada Riley Source:6637431 1888
1891
location 64 High Street, Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom parents address Source:6637431 1891
1891
sibling William Riley Source:6637431 1891
1891
dates Age 6 Source:6637431 1891
1892
sibling Emma Riley Source:6641538 1892
1895
sibling Elizabeth Ann Riley Source:6637431 1895
1899
service British Army Private 6791 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 2nd, 3rd and 7th Battalions Source:6634016 28th December 1899 - 20th April 1905
1899
enlistment Preston United Kingdom Source:6634016 28th December 1899
1905
service British Army Private 6791 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Reserves 2nd, 3rd and 7th Battalions Source:6634016 20th April 1905 - 26th August 1914
1907
marriage Charlotte Parkinson Source:6639372 10th August 1907
1908
children William Thomas Charles Riley Source:6639331 1908
1911
location 18 Lutwidge Street, Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom their own address Source:6639331 1911
1911
employment General Labourer Buliders in Preston Preston United Kingdom Source:6639331 1911
1911
dates Age 26 Source:6639331 1911
1914
service British Army Private 6791 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 2nd, 3rd and 7th Battalions Source:6634016 26th August 1914 - 20th July 1916
1914
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:6634016 27th August 1914 - 27th October 1914
1914
awards Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) British Award/Decoration Source:6641502 23rd October 1914
1914
hospitalisation Gunshot wound to the thigh Hospital/Institution Source:6634016 23rd October 1914
1915
children Charles Riley Source:6634016 1st September 1915
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:6634016 29th February 1916 - 23rd July 1916
1916
service British Army Corporal 6791 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 7th Battalion Source:6634016 21st July 1916 - 23rd July 1916
1916
missing Deemed to be missing 28 July 1916. Declared dead in April 1917 with death date for 'official purposes' recorded as 23 July 1916 Source:6634016 28th July 1916 - 4th April 1917
service British Army Corporal 6791 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Source:7462635
service British Army Private 6791 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Source:3744556
1916
death Killed in Action Killed at the Battle of the Somme Flanders France Source:7462635 Source:6634038 23rd July 1916
burial Thiepval Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Somme There is no place of burial as his body was not recovered but he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France France Source:7462635 Source:6641521

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Charles
Initials C
Last Name Riley
Source 3744556
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
18 Lutwidge Street, Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom their own address 1911
64 High Street, Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom parents address 1891
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 6791 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Private
British Army 6791 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 2nd, 3rd and 7th Battalions Private
British Army 6791 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Reserves 2nd, 3rd and 7th Battalions Private
British Army 6791 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 2nd, 3rd and 7th Battalions Private
British Army 6791 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 7th Battalion Corporal
British Army 6791 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Corporal
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Charles Riley son 1st September 1915
William Thomas Charles Riley son 1908
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Mary Ann Riley mother
William Thomas Riley father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Elizabeth Ann Riley sister 1895
Eliza Riley sister 1878
Alice Riley sister 1880
Grace Riley sister 1886
Ada Riley sister 1888
William Riley brother 1891
Margaret Ellen Riley sister 1874
Emma Riley sister 1892
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Charlotte Parkinson wife 10th August 1907
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fresh Blue Light Brown
DateHeightSource
1914-02-10 5'10"
Religion
DateReligionSource
Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Medal Index Card
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Christine37426
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Christine37426
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Christine37426
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Christine37426
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Christine37426
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Christine37426
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1

External Evidence

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Citation for award of DCM Christine37426
UK and Commonwealth War Graves Commission information: Charles Riley Christine37426

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Charles Riley DCM 6791 Christine37426

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