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NAYLOR, Charles Henry (1870-1952) – Worcestershire Regiment/Royal Army Medical Corps

Corporal Henry Charles Naylor (1870-1952) was living at Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford, when he enlisted with the army.

Henry was born in the Mile End area of London and was 44 years and 9 months of age at enlistment, giving his occupation as a market gardener.  Before the war he had served for six years in the Queens Westminster Rifle Volunteers.  He enlisted in the 8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment (No 2427) on 8th September 1914.  At the time of enlistment, he gave his address as Pitchers Hill and his next of kin as his brother, J A Naylor, of Wandsworth Common, London.

Henry transferred from the Worcestershire Regiment on 23rd October 1916, to the 333rd East Anglian Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (No 486012).  For the latter part of the war he was based in Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk.

On the certificate dated 18th February 1919, when the unit was disembodied, his address was originally given as Pitchers Hill, but then this was amended to Wandsworth Common, London, which was his brother’s address.  He was discharged on 31st March 1920.

Henry died in Wandsworth.