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Private Charles Henry McDaniel

 

McDaniel

 

Charles Henry McDaniel was born on 14 May 1898 at 8 Rosemount Road, North Dublin, the third of five children of commission agent Charles McDaniel and his wife Charlotte Emily (nee Commins). His father died when Charles was 15 years old.

McDaniel enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Antrim between 2 February and 17 May 1916 (regimental number between 2096 and 2168 – later Corps of Hussars No.71700). Between 1916 and 1918 he transferred to the 1/1st Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment), joining it in Egypt. He served with the regiment in the Palestine campaign.

On 15 October 1918 McDaniel died of an illness at Damascus (the regimental diary notes many men dying in hospital at this time). He was buried in the Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria, grave A.36. His gravestone inscription reads:

71700 PRIVATE
C. H. MC DANIEL
Q.O.R.R. STAFFORDSHIRE YEO.
15TH OCTOBER 1918

 

Private McDaniel's older brother John Vigne McDaniel also served in the war, as a sapper in the Royal Engineers.

 

Image kindly provided by Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of the The War Graves Photographic Project, www.twgpp.org.