Person    | Male  Born 26/4/1899  Died 4/11/1918

Lance Corporal Charles Albert Still

Categories: Armed Forces, Transport

Countries: France

War dead, WW1 i

Commemorated on a memorial as having died in WW1.

Lance Corporal Charles Albert Still

Charles Albert Still was born on 26 April 1899 in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, a son of Harry Still (1865-1932) and Elizabeth Still née Charles (1859-1933). His birth was registered in the 2nd quarter of 1899 in the Steyning registration district, Sussex. His father was a labourer at a chemical works.

At the time of the 1911 census he was shown as a scholar visiting the home of Felix & Annie Bashford, 17 Wordsworth Street, Hove, Sussex.

UK Railway Employment Records show that on 30 May 1914 he was employed by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and by 12 August 1918 he was being paid £1-0s-0d per week.

Initially serving as a Private in the Royal Fusiliers, service number G/81953, he was transferred to the Royal Sussex Regiment, service number G/19357 and as a Lance Corporal in the regiment's 9th Battalion he was killed in action, aged 19 years, on 4 November 1918. 

On 19 August 1919 his mother was sent his army effects totalling £5-6s-2d together with his £7-10s-0d war gratuity. His body had been buried near where he fell, but on 27 January 1920 it was exhumed and reburied in Plot 1, Row D, Grave 15 in the Cross Roads British Cemetery, 59550 Fontaine-au-Bois, France. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal 1914-1918 and the Victory Medal.

He is shown as C. A. Still on the Victoria Station war memorial - west, London, SW1. He is also commemorated on his parents grave in Mill Lane Cemetery, 13 Mill Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5NA, on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website, on the Imperial War Museum's Lives of the First World War website, on the Shoreham-by-Sea war memorial near St Mary de Haura Church, East Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5ZQ and on a brass plaque within the church.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

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