Danks, Charles

1880 to 10 March 1916

War Service:
Corporal G/1756 CHARLES DANKS of 6th battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) was killed in action on 10 March 1916.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the war memorials in Lancing in Sussex and at Haberdashers' Askes’s school in New Cross.

Charles Danks was born in Brockley in 1880, the son of Charles and Annie Danks. He attended Haberdashers Askes’s school in New Cross. Charles senior started out as a journalist, but by 1901 was a newspaper proprietor with a large house in Rottingdean, Sussex, where the family lived for sixteen years before moving to Lancing in about 1908. The family were wealthy, and at the time of the 1901 census Charles and his sister Maud were living in a property owned by their father at 118 Ashley Gardens, Westminster. Charles' occupation is given as 'Journalist/Author' while his sister is described as 'Actress and Vocalist. He enlisted in the 6th (Service) Battalion, The Buffs, while living in Battersea.

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