Rawle, Charles William Forbes


War Service:
Second Lieutenant CHARLES WILLIAM FORBES RAWLE of 9th battalion Worcesterhire Regiment was killed on 5 April 1916, aged 22 during the campaign to relieve the British garrison beseiged by the Turks in the city of Kut-al-Amara on the River Tigris. He was commissioned in November 1914 and in June 1915 went to Gallipoli where he was wounded in the Suvla Bay landing on August 6.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial in Iraq

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial in the church of St Mark in Lewisham.
He was the son of Charles and Jessie Rawle of 2, Newstead Road, Lee. He was educated at Lindisfarne College, Blackheath and the Royal Naval School (Eltham College).

The Times 14 April, 1916

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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