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Name:
Charles William Raine
Casualty No.:
Initials:
C W
Service No.:
36918
Date of Birth:
1898
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
20
Ranks:
2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 3rd Battalion. Attached to the Lancashire Fusiliers, 16th Battalion
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
6 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
3-January-1918
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Landrecies British Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

Charles was the youngest son of Charles Ewbank and Alice Raine of 6 Horsemarket. Charles' father was a plumber and ironmonger. Charles William had four brothers and sisters: Henry (Harry) Ewbank (who also served in the War - see separate entry in database); Lottie Thompson; Bertha; and Olive.  The children were all born in Barnard Castle. 

Notes:

According to the family, Charles and Wilfred Owen, who were both 2nd Lieutenants serving in the same regiment,  knew each other. Internet research shows that Wilfred was in the Manchesters, attached to the 2nd Battalion, and  we know that Charles was in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 3rd Battalion and attached to the Lancashire Fusiliers, 16th Battalion.  Wilfred was killed in action during the crossing of the Sambre-Oise Canal. The Lancashire Fusiliers, took part in that battle. Wilfred was killed on 4 November a week before the signing of the Armistice, almost to the hour. Charles' death occurred the day before Wilfreds'. It is probable, therefore, that the two men would have known each other, being of the same rank in Regiments that both took part in the crossing of the Sambre-Oise canal, and killed within a day of each other.  

 

Charles' family received a Memorial Scroll from His Majesty, King George. He was much respected by his fellow officers and is described as being of a very amiable disposition. 

 

Teesdale Mercury-27/02/1918: Local and other notes: Posted to 3rd West Riding Regiment

Teesdale Mercury-27/11/1918: Roll of Honour Notice

 

There is no service number on CWGC or Charles' Medal Rolls Index Card.

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Sources:
First Name: St Mary's data; cwgc.org; Family Member; Teesdale Mercury 20.02.1918 - Page 5: Column 1 ; Last Name: St Mary's data; cwgc.org; Family Member; Teesdale Mercury 20.02.1918 - Page 5: Column 1 ; Initials: St Mary's data; cwgc.org; Family Member; Service: St Mary's data; Ancestry; cwgc.org; Family Member; Ranks: St Mary's data; Ancestry; cwgc.org; Family Member; Teesdale Mercury 20.02.1918 - Page 5: Column 1 ; Service Number: St Mary's data; Unit: St Mary's data; Ancestry; cwgc.org; Teesdale Mercury 20.02.1918 - Page 5: Column 1 ; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Ancestry; Home Address: Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Ancestry; cwgc.org; Family Member; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Age at Death: cwgc.org; Family Member; Date of Death: St Mary's data; cwgc.org; Family Member; Buried: St Mary's data; Family Details: St Mary's data; Ancestry; cwgc.org; Family Member; Notes: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury; Teesdale Mercury 20.02.1918 - Page 5: Column 1 ; Campaign Medals: Ancestry; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;