Private Charles Broadhurst

Army Number: 108926 (formerly 5016 2/9th Manchester Regiment)

Battalion: 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British War and Victory MedalSon of Richard and Alice Broadhurst, of Pulford, Cheshire. He was a horse driver prior to enlisting on 12th November 1915 at Birkenhead. He went to France on 4th March 1917 and suffered gunshot wounds to his head, 20th April 1917 and was admitted to No. 14 General Hospital Wimereux, France. He was then transferred to England on Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth, 22nd April 1917. He returned to France on 30th March 1918 and was transferred to the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, 4th April 1918.  He was killed in action, 27th May 1918, age 20, whilst in a retiring fight to Montagne du Guyancourt, France. 

Commemorated: Soissons Memorial, France.

Soissons Memorial, France.

Private Charles Broadhurst is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Pulford Village Hall War Memorial, Pulford, Cheshire

His brother Private Richard Broadhurst, 13th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, also fell in the Great War.