Captain Charles Hamilton Sorley
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Date of Death
Died 13 October 1915
Age 20 years old
Buried or commemorated at
Panel 37 and 38.
- Country of Service United Kingdom
- Additional Info Son of Mr. W. R. and Mrs. J. C. Sorley, of St. Giles', Chesterton Lane, Cambridge. Sorley was educated at Marlborough and won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He enlisted in August 1914 and soon found himself in the trenches; he made Captain in August, 1915. Sorley was killed in action at Loos in October of the same year. His 'Marlborough and Other Poems' was published in 1916 and ran into four editions. It was said that Sorley had a real gift for rhyming.