Everett, Charles Alfred Stanley


War Service:
Second Lieutenant Charles Alfred Stanley Everett, 2nd/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, died of wounds on 17 June 1917, aged 23. He enlisted as a private in to the 7th Battalion, Nottingham and Derbyshire regiment in November 1915 and progressed through the ranks, obtaining the rank of sergeant before being commissioned into the Lincolnshire Regiment in February 1917. At 11pm on the night of the 16th June 2nd Lieut Everett left the British trenches with a raiding party, the objective being the capture of German POWs. The raiding party got to within 50 yards of the enemy’s wire when they spotted a German battle patrol starting out. They ambushed the Germans and a pitched battle ensued, resulting in the Germans retreating leaving behind two prisoners. 2nd Lieut Everett was injured in the abdomen by gun shot and was received at a casualty clearing station in a hopeless condition, passing away two hours after admission. He had been in France for nine weeks.

He is buried and remembered in La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne, France.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorials at St Andrew's Church Catford and Brownhill Road Central School, Catford.

He was the son of Charles Joseph Everett of 116 Broadfield Road Catford. Prior to the war he had been a student for 12 months at Kelham College, Newark-on-Trent, preparatory to entering the church.


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