Name: Private Charles Spencer Black 282439
Date of Birth: October 1898
Address: 21, Highfield Street, Anstey
Parents Names: Thomas Black (retired police Constable) and Margaret
Occupation before the war: Shoe maker
Marion b 1891 | Maggie b 1896 | George William b 1893 | Alice Mary b 1895 |
James Methuen b 1900 | Lizzie Hannah b 1902
Date Died: 25.3.1918
Place of Death: Maricourt, France
Place of Burial/Memorial: Panel 17, Pozieres memorial, Somme, France
Cause of death: Killed in Action
Regiment: 12th Battalion, Highland light Regiment
Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)
- Enlisted with Leicestershire Regiment 3.8.15
- He was aged only 16 years old but said he was 19.
- Discharged 2 weeks later following information received from his father about his real age.
- He then ‘ran away’ to Scotland and joined the Highland Light Infantry, but date of signing up not known.