CaptainSORLEY, CHARLES HAMILTON

Died 13/10/1915

Aged 20

7th Bn.
Suffolk Regiment

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.

Commemorated at LOOS MEMORIAL

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 20648

Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 37 and 38.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.