PO/11216 Petty Officer Charles George (or John?) CANHAM, R.N.

Details of death unknown

Ian Valentine based on Essex County Standard 24/10/1914 & research by John Stewart

Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Photo from Commonwealth War Graves Commission

PO/11216 Petty Officer Charles George (or John?) Canham †  was born in 1890, at Black Horse cottages, Wivenhoe. He was the son of Charles & Louisa Canham.

He was a Joiner by trade and also a trumpet player in Wivenhoe Wesleyan Guild Brass Band.

He enlisted in the Royal Navy.  No record on CWGC site but believed to have died in 1917.

He is named on the Wivenhoe War Memorial.

This page was added on 20/11/2015.

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  • Charles James Canham was born on 17 Nov 1889, son of Charles James Canham & Louisa Eliza (nee Allen). He died on 21 Mar 1921, only three months before the War Memorial was unveiled and as such is the last of the of the fallen from the Great War to be so commemorated. His grave can be found in the New Cemetery (Plot D286).

    By Michael Smither (18/06/2021)

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