Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1917, Private Charles Henry Pembleton, 2nd Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds in France.
One of a family of seven children, he was named after a baby brother who had died two years earlier. He trained in hairdressing and was self-employed as a barber part-time while working for a timber company.
Private Pembleton had married at the age of nineteen and he and his wife had planned to follow one of his brothers who had settled in the United States. They abandoned their plans after the outbreak of the Great War, and he enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters. After being wounded he was taken to 17 Field Ambulance, but could not be saved. He lies buried in the Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.
Charles, from Old Basford, Nottingham, was 24 years old and married with a three-year-old daughter.