Charles, Angus Alan Macgregor


The youngest of four Wykehamist brothers, sons of Deputy Surgeon-General Thomas Edmonston Charles MD (Edinburgh), FRCP, LLD, of the Indian Medical Service, Honorary Physician to the King, of 18 Heatherdale Road, Camberley, Surrey. His mother was Mrs Ada Henrietta Charles, eldest daughter of General Francis Hornblow Rundall CSI, RE. His brothers were Frank Rundall Stuart Charles (Coll.1886-1891), James Ronald Edmonston Charles (Coll.1888-1892), and Eric Montagu Seton Charles (Coll.1891-1895).

Born in Isleworth, Middlesex, Charles entered College from Tyttenhanger Lodge, near St. Albans, passed into RMA Woolwich in 1906, and in December 1908 was gazetted as a Second Lieutenant into 97th Battery, RFA. He was promoted to Lieutenant on December 18th 1911.

At the outbreak of war he was in India, and within a short time proceeded to France with 73rd Battery, 5 Brigade RFA. He was killed at the age of twenty-seven at Cuinchy, near La Bassée, on December 20th 1914, while observing for his battery.

His name appeared in despatches after his death (June 22nd 1915). His Captaincy, back-dated to December 18th 1914, was also gazetted posthumously.

He is buried in grave 7 of the Beuvry Communal Cemetery.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Charles
  • Forenames or initials: Angus Alan Macgregor
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1901-1906
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 8th September 1887
  • Date of Death: 20th December 1914
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY: Grave 7