Drayton Remembers – Charles Bisgrove

 Charles’s Father, George Bisgrove was born in the Drayton area but he and his family were living in Wales when Charles was born in 1890.

Charles married Louisa in 1911 and they had two children.

He enlisted at Colwyn Bay with the Welsh Regiment and Louisa probably with her two children came to Drayton to stay.  She was here in our village when she got the news that her husband had been killed.

His obituary was published in the Langport Herald on 20 October 1917 and it told how  “Sergt. C Bisgrove was killed in action on August 27th at Langermarck.”  The Company Quartermaster Sergt had written to Mrs Bisgrove  and told her that “He died whilst leading the company into action, all the officers having been wounded , and his last words were ‘Come on the Cardiff crowd, give it to them.’ The letter went on to say that ‘personally I miss him terribly as we had soldiered together since joining the battalion at Colwyn Bay and have been side by side through all danger and peril since we came to France in 1915.

Charles is Remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial.

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