Biggin Hill War Memorial

1914 - 1918

C S Veness

photo of Leaves Green

"Charles' father was gamekeeper to Lord Derby on the Holwood Estate, so Charles would have been very familiar with the woods and fields of the Parish (Keston). He lived with his parents in Milking Lane, just a few yards from The King's Arms, which made him a resident of Cudham.... All the deaths in the Great War were tragic but to die just 2 days before the end of hostilities must have seemed even more traumatic to his parents..."