Corporal Charles Feecham Bendall lived with his parents, Charles and Emma Bendall, in Ashwell before the war. He was born at Exeter on the 28 December 1890 and worked as a gardener. He joined up on the 9 March 1916 serving with 1st/5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment. Promoted to Corporal in January 1917, he went to France on the 18 March. A little over a month later, on 30 April, he was injured by shrapnel and died in No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Duisans British Cemetery in Etrun in France, grave reference II.O.13. He is also remembered on two war memorials in Rutland, at Oakham and Ashwell. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his parents living in Great Casterton after the war, and Charles being "a native of Oakham."
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