Charles Benjamin Larbey

Rank Gunner
Service No 59208
Date of Death 22/03/1918
Age 27
Regiment/Service Royal Field Artillery "B" Bty. 77th Bde.
Memorial Pozieres Memorial

Charles Benjamin Larbey was born on 7th November 1890 in Holloway and baptised on 1st February 1891 at St Stephen’s, Islington with his brother Frederick (b.1886). His father William, a baker, and mother Elizabeth (nee Norris) had three other sons; Leonard (b.1882), Ernest (b.1883) and William (b.1885). In 1901, all four of Charles’ brothers worked as grocers.

The family moved to Squires Lane, Finchley in the first few years of the twentieth century, though only Charles and Frederick remained at home in 1911, Charles working as a Nurseryman. He enlisted on the 5th January 1915.