Trask, Charles William Trevor (1899-1918)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Charles William Trevor (1899-1918), born 29 January 1899, only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles James and Evelyn E.M. Trask of Broadshard, Norton-sub-Hamdon, Somerset.
Attended Connaught House, Weymouth, Dorset.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1913-April 1916; Upper 5th form; member of the OTC (no.4 Platoon).
Assistant to the Secretary of the Stock Exchange. Joined the Inns of Court at the age of 18.
WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Gazetted to the Somerset Light Infantry, and after serving a short time in Ireland, was sent to Egypt, where he was attached to a battalion of the Welsh Regiment, with whom he went to Palestine, where he saw considerable service. The Division was then transferred to France, where he was killed on the Western Front on 18 August 1918.
St Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq, IV. B. 23 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/530352/TRASK,%20CHARL...
St Mary's Church, Norton-sub-Hamdon roll of honour www.theygavetheirtoday.com/norton-sub-hamdon.html
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.
A chaplain wrote to Colonel Trask: 'The men speak most highly of his conduct during the action in which he lost his life. He was fearless and shewed a splendid example to his men. The Battalion has suffered a distinct loss, and a very promising military career has been broken short through his death.'