A biography of the military career of Private Charles Chanin (Channings) who served in 10141 The Queens 16th Lancers
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Private Charles Chanin (Channings)

Serving Soldiers' Biographies

Private Charles Chanin (Channings) 10141 The Queens 16th Lancers

Charles Chanin was born at Indian Head, Sark, Canada in 1896 to parents William George Chanin a Baker originally from London and Emma born Sidmouth Devon.

The family returned to England in the late 1890s and can be found living in Blunham Bedford in 1901 where second daughter Maggie was born in 1899.

1911 finds them in Sandy Bedfordshire where Charles who is now 15 is an Apprentice Baker to his father.

It is not known when they moved to Eaton Bray but all Military records from this time show Charles as residing in the village.

He enlisted in Bedford and was part of the 16th Lancers attached to the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the line.

On 23rd March 1918 Charles was killed in action possibly at the Battle of St Quentin where the is" were engaged.

Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial Somme France PanelS.