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Charles Ernest McGurn was born in Liverpool on 27th September 1885.

Charles sailed to France on 7th August 1915 to join the 7th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in the field. The majority of the Battalion had arrived on the 17th of the previous month.

It is believed that he had been a sniper until his fingers were damaged.

On 22nd January 1918, Charles was killed in action, this was two days before the Battalion was disbanded and the troops redistributed.

Charles was one of seven men killed when a stray German shell hit the gun pit behind Allied lines.

Having been informed of her husbands death, pregnant Margaret McGurn decided to name their child after his late father. Sadly, Charles Ernest McGurn was to also pass over at less than six months old.

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Private Charles Ernest McGurn is buried in the military cemetery, Villers-Plouich.

Rank: Private
Service No: 17761
Date of Death: 22/01/1918
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 7th Bn.
Cemetery: FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH

Unfortunately his service papers appear not to have survived.

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One Response to 17761 PTE. C. E. MCGURN. L.N.LAN.R

  1. Mary Molyneux nee McBennett says:

    Thank you Paul For printing the information On Charles E Mcurn He was my Mothers 1st Husband and she married my father 5 years later, she never forgot him and used to tell us about her baby as you said his papers were destroyed she also told us the story about him being a sniper and his fingers being damaged. I have sent this to my nephew in Australia he is a grandson of Charles. Mary

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