Charles POCOCK

Charles POCOCK
Private 20876
14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Born - Boroughbridge, Somerset
Enlisted - Pontypridd, Glamorgan
Died - 5th June 1916 - Western Front - aged 26yrs

Buried at Rue Du Baquerot No1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, France
Grave II.G.19

Cemetery photo

Charles Pocock
Pocock C

This is the headstone of Elizabeth, the wife of Charles POCOCK.

Elizabeth POCOCK, nee Gratland, died 1st May 1968 aged 77 years. She lived at 83 Mary Street, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd. Charles and Elizabeth had married at Pontypridd, Glamorgan in 1910.

The plot also includes the grave of their daughter Violet POCOCK who died 6th March 1936 aged 23 years.

Charles POCOCK is buried in France, but his connection to Nelson is the memorial to him on the headstone of his wife and child.

This grave is in St Mabon’s Cemetery, Llanfabon, Nelson.

Charles Pocock is also commemorated on the Cilfynydd War Memorial, Nr Pontypridd, S Wales

Charles Pocock was one of at least ten children born to Charles and Anna Pocock(nee Dampier). Charles father was born in about 1842 in the parish of Stoke St Gregory, Somerset. Anna was born in around 1844. Charles was listed as a boatman on 1881 census. He died in 1886. Anna died in 1912.

They made their home at:

Athelney, Burrowbridge, and Westover, Curry Rivel, Somerset where the children were born:

Sarah - born in 1865
Walter John - born in 1867
Lily - born in 1869
Sidney - born in 1871
Albert Tom Dampier - born in 1873
Frances Mary Gertrude - born in 1874
Alice - born in 1876
Emily Louisa - born in 1878
Margaret Isabel - born in 1880, and the youngest
Charles - was born in 1887.

Some of the family information has been kindly supplied by Mike Bisset of Taunton

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