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Lieutenant Charles Frederick Sartoris


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Please can anyone help with any information about this officer? I know that he born on the 12th Feb 1893 and served as a Lieutenant in 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiiers.. He was killed on the 24th June 1915 and buried at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery. I have found mention of him in the wills and probate records but haven't been able to find anything else. If anyone knows anything about him or could tell me what was happening in that area in June 1915 I would be very grateful.

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2 RF were part of 86 Brigade of 29 Division and in early June 1915 took part in the Battle of 3rd Krithia,seemingly the first trench warfare battle of the Gallipoli campaign. The desired victory and advance did not occur and the Division remained in trenches in the vicinity of Krithia,and your subject probably died there as a result of day-to-day trench activity,sniping or shelling etc. He is shown as killed in action and of the 10th Leceistershire Regt attached to 7th Battalion in Soldiers Died ! These Leicesters weren't at Gallipoli though.

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His death was announced in The Times on Thursday July 1 1915 and in the same issue there is a brief obit under the heading 'Fallen Officers'

Apparently erroneously both items state that he was attached to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.


SARTORIS - Killed in action, in the Dardanelles, on the 24th June, CHARLES FREDERICK SARTORIS, Lieut. 10th Batt. Leicestershire Regt., attached Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sartoris, aged 22.


LIEUTENANT CHARLES FREDERICK SARTORIS, 10th Leicestershire Regiment, attached Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, the eldest son of Mr. Leonard Sartoris, was killed at the Dardanelles on June 24, aged 22 years.

He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford, and received his commission on November 12, 1914. He joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. at the beginning of the war, being then a student of the Inner Temple.

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