Charles Robert Bacon

Rank Lance Corporal
Service No 3/10695
Date of Death 21/03/1918
Age 36
Regiment/Service Norfolk Regt. 9th Bn.
Memorial Arras Memorial

Charles Robert Bacon was born in Brandiston, Norfolk in 1882 and baptised on the 19th February of that year by his unmarried mother, Ann Eliza Bacon. His father is believed by family members to be Robert Augustus Grey. Charles found employment as a railway porter in Norwich, and later as a railway signalman. 

Charles married Florence Mary Ann Pestell in 1905 and they had two children; Wilfred Robert (b.1906) and Sybil Winifred (b.1908). The family lived in Norfolk until just before the war, when they moved to Finchley, where Charles enlisted with the Norfolk Regiment. He was killed in action on the 21st March 1918.