MYSON, Charles

No. 15444, Private, Percy Charles MYSON
Aged 24

"C" Coy., 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on Friday, 10th March 1916

Born in Kentford, Percy Charles MYSON, birth registered in Mildenhall Q4-1891 [Mildenhall 4a:750]. Son of Eli and Mary MYSON (née GOODCHILD), living in Worlington Road, Kentford.

1901 census...Aged 9, he was at Bury Road, Kentford with his father Eli [47] farm labourer born Kentford, and his mother Mary [47] born Isleham.
His mother died shortly after the census in 1901.

1911 census...Aged 19, he was still in Kentford with his widower father.

He married in Newmarket in 1st quarter 1915 Annie Mary BRIDGE

The pension card gives his widow as Annie Mary (b.27/11/1891),of Jarvis' Yard, Newmarket with a daughter Lena May (b 6/5/1915)

Enlisted in Newmarket. The Newmarket Journal reported that Charles had no wounds and was judged to have died of shock.
The 9th Suffolks were "enjoying" a quiet spell behind Ypres at St Jean-les-Ypres at the time, stirred occasionally by shelling and sniper fire.
Charles was one of only three 9th Suffolks killed that week

© Roy Beardsworth

Charles is buried in White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium - Ref: I.B.4
and also commemorated on the Newmarket war memorial

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details