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Private Charles Frederick Walford (327374)

1/1st Worcestershire Yeomanry, 5th Mounted Brigade, T.F., E.E.F

Malvern Commemoration: Christchurch

Burial/Commemoration: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq

Nature of Death: Died of dysentery Egypt 2/11/16

Age: 29

Next of Kin: Son of John William and Fanny Walford of 1 Link View, Albert Park Road, Malvern Link

Charles Walford, born in Malvern was the son of john and Fanny Walford of 1 Link View, Albert Park Road, Malvern Link. He joined the Worcestershire Yeomanry [1] at Worcester and served in Egypt. He was reported missing after Turkish forces surrounded squadrons of the Worcestershire and Gloucestershire Yeomanry at Katia [2] in the Canal Zone of Egypt. Although being listed as having died of dystentry [3] in Egypt, he was buried in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) and was commemorated on the Angora Memorial [4] to prisoners of war; so it seems likely that either at Katia, or later he was taken prisoner and died in captivity.

Malvern News 21/4/17

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[1] Worcestershire Yeomanry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Own_Worcestershire_Hussars

[2] Katia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Katia

[3] dystentry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysentery

[4] Angora Memorial: http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/57303/BAGHDAD%20%28NORTH%20GATE%29%20WAR%20CEMETERY

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