No.8093, Private, Charles William NUNN
1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Charles William NUNN was born in Barrow (3rd qtr 1893 Thingoe 4a;753) son of Samuel James and Laura Jane NUNN (née WATSON)
1901 census...Aged 4, He was at Bythorpe, Barrow with his fsather Samuel NUNN  farm labourer born Hargrave; his mother Laura ; sisters Sarah , Mabel  Alice  and Violet ; brothers William , George  and Frederick . All except his father were born in Barrow
His father died in 1909
1911 census...Not yet found in this census. Brother William was a private in the 1st battalion, Suffolk Regiment in Egypt. His widowed mother was still in Burthorpe with his sisters Violet, Phyllis  and Zena ; brothers George, Frederick, Walter , Samuel  and Ernest. All 13 of Laura's children survived.
His legatees were his mother Laura J and brother Frederick. His brother William, in the same battalion, was killed earlier the same month see here
He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds|
The battalion were in billets near OUDERDAM and ordered to march out of Ypres at 8:30 pm to man trenches south of Ypres and west of the canal. Relieved the 3rd Middlesex Regt. The renches were in a very bad state and up to the waist in water, especially the N trench.
B Coy were wrongly led by guides and taken right up to the wire entanglements of German trenches.. Capt Wood-Smith however brought the Coy back in to N Trench with only 2 casualties. CSM Norman wounded and Lt Forbes mortally wounded from the effects of which he died a few hours later,
However CWGC record 14 of the battalion killed that day
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