Private/2nd Lieutenant Charles Carr Studley
Born. Leeds, 1897.
Killed in action. 9/10/1917, age 20.
Charles Carr Studley was the son of Mr J. H and Mrs A.F. Studley of Clarence House, Avenue hill, Leeds. After attending Leeds Boys’ Modern school, he left to take up a position at Leeds University. This coincided with the outbreak of war, and like so many young men of the time he gave up further education to enlist.
He joined the Leeds Pals on 9/9/1914 and served with the Pals in Colsterdale.
The great loss of young Officers up to and particularly on the 1st of July 1916, created a massive demand for Junior Officers. Charles was one of the many Pals who, because of background and education were offered Officer training, gaining a commission on the 27th of June 1917 as a 2nd Lieutenant.
He was posted to the 3rd Battalion West York’s, then attached to the 1/8th Battalion (Leeds Rifles). In early September 1917 his parents were informed that he was missing (later confirmed killed in action).
Having no known grave he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.