Sunday, 14 June 2015

Haworth, Charles - Private (26390)

Private Charles Haworth
1st Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action 
18th October 1916
Age 20
Commemorated Thiepval Memorial.

Newspaper Report:

Reported to be missing on October 18th 1916, Private Charles Haworth, East Lancs Regiment and formerly a weaver at James Barlow and Sons Mill, Helmshore, is now announced to have been killed in action on that date.
The deceased was the eldest son of Private Henry Haworth, now in the Isle of Man, and before enlisting in March of last year he was a regular attendant at Helmshore Wesleyan Church, and a playing member of the School Cricket Club.  At football he played right half and was also a member of Helmshore Blue Ribbon Club and the Liberal Club.  Of a quiet, sociable, and agreeable disposition his death will be greatly deplored.
His young brother, Private T.H. Haworth went through the Gallipoli coampaign, and was then drafted to France, where he is now. 

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of my dear son and brother, Private Charles Haworth, East Lancs Regt., killed in action October 18th, 1916 in his 21st year.

"Just when his days were brightest,
Just when his hopes were best,
He bravely answered duty's call,
His life he gave for one and all."

From Father and Brothers.
Also of Ada, his sweetheart, who died September 28th 1916 in her 22nd year.

"Anchored by love, death cannot sever,
Sadly we miss you, and will do for ever."
"At Rest."

4 Musbury Road, Helmshore. 

"That we might live in peace he gave his life,
What greater love, what greater love, what greater sacrifice?

From his loving Father, Mother, and Brothers
Also Ada, his Sweetheart, who died September 28th 1916.

"Anchored by love, death cannot sever,
Sadly we miss you, and will do for ever.

"At Rest".

"Could we have raised his dying head,
Or heard his last farewell,
The grief would not have been so great
For those who loved him well."

From Father, Mother, and Brothers.
Also of Ada, his Sweetheart, who died September 28th 1916 in her 22nd year.

"She has gone from our sight, 'tis but for awhile,
And with pleasure, though mingled with pain,
We will treasure her sayings and think of her smiles,
And look to our meeting again."

In loving memory of our dear Nephew, Private Charles Haworth, East Lancashire Regiment., killed in action October 18th 1916.

"He was a good lad, true and kind,
He proved to all in heart and mind;
And while on earth with us did stay,
He earned the crown he wears to-day."

From Uncle Tom, Aunt Annie and Cousin.

HEYS -  In loving remembrance of our dear Ada who died September 28th 1916, in her 22nd year.  Also for her Sweetheart, Private Charles Haworth, East Lancashire Regiment., who was killed in action October 18th 1916, in his 21st year,.

"Days of sadness still come o'er us,
Tears of sorrow often flow,
For memory keeps our loved ones near us,
Though heaven claimed them a year ago."
"R.I.P."

From Father and Sister, 13 Musbury Road, Helmshore.

"No comrade came to tell how you died,
Or where your poor body lay.
All we have left is a beautiful memory,
We shall keep to our dying day."

From his father, mother and brothers.
Also of Ada his sweetheart, who died September 28th 1916.
"Dearer to memory than words can tell,
Are thoughts of her he loved so well."

"Somewhere abroad in a soldier's grave,
Lies our dear comrade amongst the brave,
His war is o'er his sun has set,
But those who loved him will ne'er forget."

From his pals, Wilfred, Jim and Fred.




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