Trooper Charles Percy Dorman was born in Uppingham, the son of Arthur and Mary Dorman. The family had emigrated to New Zealand before the war and were living in Fairlie in the Canterbury region of South Island. When the First World War began Charles joined the Canterbury Mounted Rifles and sailed for Egypt with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. From there he went on to Gallipoli where he was killed by a sniper during the evacuation on 18 December 1915. He was on sentry duty when a bullet hit him in the left temple, coming out at the back of his head. He died almost immediately and was buried nearby later in the morning. Most of his squadron attended the service and Major Studholme did a reading. Charles now lies in 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, grave II.A.1. His grave can be found on the far left hand side, in Plot 2, at the end of the row. He is remembered on Uppingham's war memorial, where he is listed as C Percy Dorman. His cousin Arthur Edward Dorman also died in the First World War
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