Saturday, 11 October 2008

Norton Mandeville: Remembering ... Charles Maryon

Charles Maryon (recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as Charlie Maurice Maryon) died in France on 4th June 1917, aged 27. He was one of a firm of Confectioners and bakers in Ongar. Revd Reeve wrote, “Charles had previously been in the service of Mr Tyndale White of Stondon Place as footman and valet, and was well known as a bowler in the village cricket team. He was badly wounded, a message from the Chaplain stated, and died in about two hours”.

I cannot find his name recorded on any local War Memorial. His residence appears to have been in Norton Mandeville, the tiny parish immediately to the north of Blackmore. But Norton Mandeville does not seem to have a War Memorial anywhere.

The ‘Commonwealth War Graves Commission’ includes the following citation:

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