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Charles Bernard Marks M.C.

Born:
1897
Died:
17 Heshvan 5679 (23 October 1918)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
MAR6795

Birth

Date of birth:
1897

Death

Date of death:
17 Heshvan 5679 (23 October 1918)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
France
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Montay British Cemetery, Plot A.1

Places

Addresses

110 Lauderdale Mansions Maida Vale, London
The Referee 12 Salisbury Square
Parents' Home:
Heathfield Cavendish Road, Sutton
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Parents' Gravestone

Charles' is memorialised on his parents' gravestone along with two other children they lost. The grave is at Willesden Jewish Cemetery.
He is also on the Sutton memorial in Surrey.

Family

Parents

Father: Harold Bernard Marks (male)
Mother: Kitty (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
552354 and 5337
Date enlisted/conscripted:
05 July 1916
Date discharged/death:
23 October 1918
Rank at discharge/death:
2nd Lt.
Assignments
Regiment:
London Regiment
Battalion/unit:
16th Bn.
Regiment:
East Surrey Regiment
Battalion/unit:
Attd. 8th Bttn.
Medals:
Awarded the Military Cross 22nd August, 1918.
CITATION:
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action at Albert on 22nd August 1918. His platoon was responsible for mopping up a large area of the town, and at one point came across vigorous opposition. He organised an immediate attack, capturing the post with 50 prisoners, and clearing his area within the scheduled time.

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