Charles Waldron was born and lived in Wordsley. He enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment and was sent to the 1st Battalion in the 21st Division. This Division had a high reputation and consequently was called upon for most of the battles of 1917 and 1918. In 1918 it fought to repel all three German Spring offensives and then took part in the Advance to Victory, notably in the crucial stage of breaking through the Hindenburg Line. Its part was to assist in the capture of Epehy overlooking the Line and then to fight in the battle for the St. Quentin Canal on the 29th September. There were many casualties and in this huge success including Private Charles Waldron who was killed in action. He is buried in Villers Hill Cemetery, Villers Guislain, (IV C 9) and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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