Marchant, Charles Silverlock

1871 to 3 May 1915

War Service:
Captain CHARLES SILVERLOCK MARCHANT of the 20th (County of London) (Blackheath and Woolwich) Battalion London Regiment died on 3 May 1915, aged 43.

Always keenly interested in the Volunteer movement, he succeeded his father and his elder brother in the command of the Deptford Company of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment. He served for a year during the South African War in the Volunteer Company of the Royal West Kents. Having retired to the Territorial Reserve with the rank of Major, he rejoined at the beginning of the war, being gazetted captain in the 20th Londons. He went to France with his battalion on 9 March 1915. Two months later, on 3 May, he was accidentally killed at the Front.

He is buried and remembered in Gorre British and Indian Cemetery near Bethune.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial in All Saints church, Blackheath, on the London Stock Exchange Roll of Honour and also on the 20th London Regiment Roll of Honour.

He was born in 1871, the second son of the late T. W. Marchant, solicitor of College Street, E.C. He was privately educated and became a member of the Stock Exchange in 1896.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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