NUNN, Charles William

No.8093, Private, Charles William NUNN
Aged 22

1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on 15th February 1915

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 [38] farm labourer born Hargrave; his mother Laura [30]; sisters Sarah [11], Mabel [10] Alice [5] and Violet [3]; brothers William [7], George [4] and Frederick [1]. 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 [6] and Zena [3]; brothers George, Frederick, Walter [9], Samuel [7] 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

Charles Nunn is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres panel 21

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