Charles Mallen lived at Commonside, Pensnett, and was a member of the Bromley Wesleyan Sunday School. He volunteered for the Worcesters and went to the 4th Battalion, which was involved in the whole period of the Gallipoli fighting. He was wounded in the course of the fighting buut returned to the Worcesters to move to the Western Front. They were engaged from the first day of the Somme on the 1st July at Hawthorn Redoubt, went for two months to the Ypres sector and returned to the Somme for the capture of Gueudecourt on the 18th October. The attack started at 3.40 a.m. in pouring rain and was a first class success with relatively few casualties. However, Lance Corporal Charles Mallen was killed on this day and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Brierley Hill, Brierley Hill church and Men’s Bible Class Memorials and the Delph District Roll of Honour.
Lye / Wollescote Cemetery, Stourbridge West Midlands, United Kingdom
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