Lazenby, Charles

North Ferriby WW1 Memorial, Church Road, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, Unveiled on 12/06/1920.
North Ferriby WW1 Memorial, Church Road

Private Charles Lazenby was called up for service on the 12th December 1917 with the 53rd (Young Soldiers) Batallion Durham Light Infantry, but was later transferred to the 51st Battalion Durham Light Infantry. His Regimental number was 92051. Charles was born on the 12th November 1899 in Beverley, Yorkshire. He was killed in action on the 9th August 1918. Charles is buried at the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium. Charles lived with his father Thomas Wilson Lazenby and his mother Annie Eliza Lazenby, he had brothers/sisters called George, Fred (also killed in
action in WW1), William (also killed in action in WW1), Annie, Charles, James, Mary, and Mable. Charles father, Thomas was a Brick Manufacturer (as was Charles Brother George). In 1911 they lived at Melton Brick Yards, Yorkshire which had 4 rooms. When Charles was called up for Service on 12th Dec 1917 he lived at 11 Church Road, North Ferriby with his family. His trade was a Gardener. Charles was registered for the Army at the City Hall in Hull. Charles was 5ft 6 inches in height, had a chest size of 34 and a half inches. On the 12th Dec 1917 Charles underwent a medical examination for the Army which indicated that he had Brown hair and 6/6 vision. On the the 16th Dec 1917 Charles was vaccinated for service in the army. The 53rd Battalion joined the Regiment in October 1917 as the 53rd (Young Soldiers) Battalion, having previously been the 17th (Service) Battalion
of the Durham Light Infantry. the Battalion was sent to Germany as part of the Army of Occupation in Germany, being used to reinforce the 52nd and 53rd battalions.
51st Battalion joined the Regiment in October 1917 as the 51st (Graduated) Battalion from the Training Reserve, having been the 258th Battalion, before that the 4th Training Reserve Battalion, and before that the 11th (Reserve) Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment, and was part of the Home defences of 215th Brigade of the 72nd (Home Service) Division. In March 1919 the battalion formed part of the Army of Occupation in Germany.

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Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium