Mortleman, Charles Ibbetson

Summer 1899 to 9 September 1916

War Service:
Second Lieutenant CHARLES IBBETSON MORTLEMAN of 1/4th battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) was killed in action at Ginchy on 9 September 1916.
After fighting in the battle of Loos as a private in the 20th (Blackheath and Woolwich) battalion of the London Regiment he was promoted to sergeant and then acting Company Sergeant Major but refused a commission because he wanted to remain with the 20th. He was eventually commissioned into the Royal Fusiliers on 9 August 1916. He immediately applied for a transfer back to the 20th but he was killed before it came through.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorials at St George's church, Catford and St Dunstan’s College and in the pages of the History of The Old Dunstonian Rugby Football Club.

He was born in Lewisham in the summer of 1889 and attended St Dunstan’s College in Catford from 1900-1905.

St Dunstan's College Roll of Honour 1914-1919 : D W Collett, BA (1988)

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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