World War I
Charles Petchey

Charles Petchey was born in Stock, enlisted in Chelmsford and lived in Maldon. He was a Driver in the Royal Army Service Corps, HQ. Company, 18th Division Train. (service number T4/037894) What that meant was that he belonged those soldiers who took supplies by horse to the front. The 18th was assigned to the 4th Division and Charles died of wounds received in the Third Battle of the Scarpe on 19th May 1917.
He is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. During the First World War, Le Treport was an important hospital centre and by July 1916, the town contained three general hospitals (the 3rd, 16th and 2nd Canadian), No. 3 Convalescent Depot and Lady Murray's BRCS Hospital.
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