Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
Charles Bertie Moorhouse and his brother Alfred, were professional soldiers. Both went to France with the British Expeditionary Force in the opening days of the war and both were killed before the end of 1914.
Charles and Alfred were the sons of Benjamin Moorhouse, a farm waggoner, and his wife Sarah. Charles was born at Saredon in 1889. In 1901 he lived with his family at Oakley on the road between Brewood and Bishopswood. By 1911 he was a Private in the 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.
Charles went to France on 12th August, 1914. He died of wounds at No 4 Clearing Hospital, Poperinghe, Belgium on 25th October 1914. His Division took part in the Battle of Mons, the Battle of the Marne and the Battle of the Aisne. Charles may have been wounded during the subsequent Battle of Langemarck (21st - 24th October, a phase of the Battle of Ypres, 1914). He is buried in Poperinghe Communal Cemetery, Belgium.
Private Charles Moorhouse, 8007, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914 Star with clasp.
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