Text and research by Tatsfield History Project
Charles Ernest French may have been G/1224 Lance Corporal French of the 7th Battalion of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment who died on 27th February 1917.
A Charles French lived in Maesmaur Road aged 16 in 1901, grandson of John Lavercombe. He was described as a handyman (commercial), born in Camberwell. L/Cpl French is said by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to have been the son of Elijah and Mary Ann French, of 11, Bourne Street, Croydon.
He was buried at the Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France.
The name – C.French – appears on the memorial plaque in St Mary’s Church, Tatsfield.