Monday, June 04, 2007

Charles Lee & John Thurgood

Charles Lee was killed on 3rd June 1917 whilst serving with the 11th Royal Sussex Regiment. He was 31 years old. A married man who had enlisted in Henley but was living in Chailey, Charles is buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery in Ypres. On his tombstone is written, “UNTIL THE DAY BREAK / AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY”.

On 4th June 1919 John William Thurgood, formerly of the Royal Field Artillery, died of appendicitis at his home in Grimsby. He was 27 years old. His connection with Chailey (or rather, Newwick) was that he had been a patient at Beechland House some time between November 1917 and March 1918. John Thurgood is buried beneath a CWGC headstone in Scartho Road Cemetery, Grimsby.

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