World War I
Charles John Chopping

Charles John Chopping was born in Mountnessing in 1893, he was the Son of Alfred and Emily Chopping, who by that time were living at Moss Lodge, Moss Lane, Romford, Essex.
Charles enlisted at Warley, Brentwood into the Essex Regt (27550) but later transferred to the Northamptonshire Regt (40381) 2nd Batt as a private, which was the Regular Army. He was killed in action 24th July 1917 aged 24, in the Ypres sector just a week before the Battle of Pilckem, and was buried at the Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Plot I.D.5. It was called Perth (for an unknown reason), China Wall (from the communication trench known as the Great Wall of China), or Halfway House Cemetery. The cemetery was used for front line burials until October 1917 when it occupied about half of the present Plot I and contained 130 graves.
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