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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
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Pte 15199 Charles Abell

  • Age: 30
  • From: Everton, Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • K.I.A Sunday 30th July 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.
Charles Abell was born in Everton along with his twin brother Alfred on 27/12/1885 the son of Alexander and Mary Abell (nee Edwards).  His parents were both born in Hereford and were married on 13/08/1871 at St Timothy's Church, Everton. The twin brothers were baptised in the same Church on 10/02/1886.

His siblings were John, Alexander, Alfred (twin) and Annie. 3 other children sadly died in infancy; Thomas aged 3 was buried 5 days after his sister Elizabeth who was just 1 year old. Another sister Annie died aged 2. 

The 1891 Census shows the family living at 33 Langdale Street, his father is employed as a Baker.

By 1901 the family are living at 16 College Street North and Charles now aged 15 is shown as a junior Clerk at an Oil Mill. 

By 1911 living at the same address Charles, now 25 is employed as a Commercial Clerk with an Estate Agent. 

He joined the 17th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment as Private 15199, he was killed in action on the 30th July 1916 fighting at Guillemont in France during the Somme Offensive.

He has no known grave and is commerorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

An article in the Liverpool Echo on 26/08/1916 describes Charles as "a promising member of the Auctioneers and Estate Agents Institute". It also advises that he was living at 78 Belmont Road prior to enlisting. 

In his will he left £67, 2 shillings and 10d to his sister Annie Eliza Abell. 

Charles is commemorated on the Memorial at St Augustine Church, Everton. 

His twin brother Alfred served with the Tank Corps as Serjeant 70149 and survived the war. 


Killed On This Day.

(103 Years this day)
Wednesday 26th September 1917.
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Wednesday 26th September 1917.
Pte 16271 William Edward Roberts
23 years old

(102 Years this day)
Thursday 26th September 1918.
Serjeant 21822 Gerald Ernest Hemmingway