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Charles Alfred Mordey (1875-1917)

From Sunderland, served in 18th Battalion DLI (Durham Pals), killed in action at Arras

Charles Alfred Mordey, the son of Christopher Thomas and Maria Mordey, was born in Sunderland in 1875. He had three brothers and three sisters and lived in Sunderland all his life. In 1894 he married Catherine Jane Howe and they had ten children including a son also named Charles Alfred, who was killed on 11 May 1918 whilst serving with the 20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

Charles served in the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry and was killed during the Battle of Arras on 3 May 1917. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial and locally in the Durham Cathedral and Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland, Books of Remembrance.

Civil Parish: Bishopwearmouth Without

Birth date: 1875

Death date: 3-May-1917

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: 4 Merriaham(?) Street, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland (1881 census)
10 New Grey Street, Sunderland (1901 census)
16 Hetton Street, Sunderland (1911 Census)

Employment: Cab Driver (1901 census)
Driver (1911 census)

Family: Father: Christopher Thomas Mordey
Mother: Maria Mordey (nee Goodridge)
Siblings: Christina, Anne, Christopher Thompson. (died 1876), John, Christopher Thompson. & Gertrude Mordey
Wife: Catherine Jane Mordey (nee Howe)
Children: Maria Jane, Charles Alfred, Evelyn, John, Edith, Wilfred, Esther, William M., Ernest & Catherine Mordey

Military service:

18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, Regimental numbers 5819 & 270083, Private

Medal(s): British War Medal, Victory Medal

Memorial(s): Arras Memorial, Bay 8
Durham Cathedral Book of Remembrance
Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland 1914-1918 Book of Remembrance

Gender: Male

Contributed by John Edwards