WW1 Project John Edward CHARMAN <BACK

Warnham Address
2 Cherry Tree Cottages, Friday St.
Date & Place of Birth
10th Dec 1889, Warnham
Stationary Engineman

1/4th Bn (TF) the Royal Sussex Regiment
Regimental No(s)
Service Record
WSCT reported 'in camp with the territorials when war broke out'
Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1914-15 Star
21st Aug 1915, Gallipoli, Suvla Bay.
Parish Magazine, Memorial, 1891, 1901 & 1911 census, WSCT, CWGC, De Ruvigny, Medal Card

Called Jack on the memorial.
Father William was a Blacksmith
Named on HELLES memorial in Turkey, Panel 25

Warnham Warbler article - Nov 2011 - by Sue Overton
Son of William Charman, a blacksmith, and his wife, Ellen, of 2 Cherry Tree Cottages, Friday Street, Private John Edward (Jack) Charman of the 4th Btn, Royal Sussex Regt was killed aged 25 on 21 August 1915. He was the youngest of the family, having a brother and two sisters. His older brother had followed his father into the family business, but Jack worked as a railway engineman. The 4th Btn had been raised in Horsham and mainly consisted of men from this area. They sailed early in August and landed in Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli peninsula on the 9th. The shambles which followed at Suvla Bay has been much written about as a mismanaged and incompetent exercise, resulting in mayhem and disaster and many deaths, one of which was Jack. Although his CO had written to the parents to tell them that Jack had been buried under a fig tree, all trace of this spot was lost and he has no known grave. His name is recorded on the Helles Memorial.