Gunner Charlie Pollard 297437

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Gunner Charlie Pollard, 297437

Date of Birth:  1888

Address:  Stadon Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Jabez Pollard (Stone quarryman) d26.10.18

Eliza d. Pre 1911

Occupation before the war:   Railway Shunter

Siblings Names:

Mary b.1886  |  Fanny b.1880  |  John H b.1883

Date Died:   

Reported seriously ill 24.9.18

Reported dangerously  ill 26.9.18

Died 28.9.1918

Age:   30

Place of Death:   Mesopotamia

Place of Burial/Memorial:  I N 15, Basra War Cemetery

Cause of death:   

From Charlie’s Military records:

Broncho pneumonia attributable to military service.


157th Heavy Battery

Royal Garrison Artillery


British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Enlisted on 19thOctober 1915, at Leicester, into 157thHeavy Battery R.G.A. no 9249
  • Gave his age as 27 years and 8 months
  • Given new number on 7.4.17
  • His effects were sent to his brother John, who also lived at Stadon Road, Anstey as both his parents had died by this time and he was now next of kin..
  • These includes purse; 3 buttons; pocket knife; cap badge; cigarette case; 5 coins; wallet containing photos and postcards; matchbox cover, 3 discs.
  • Only Fanny was mentioned as living sister at the time of his death. She was living in Park Road.