Captain Charles Edward Granville Vernon

Regiment: 5th Batt. Inniskilling Fusiliers
Date published: 24/09/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 15/08/1915
Age at death: 31
Cemetery: Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey
Plot: I. F. 1.
Information: Captain Charles Edward Granville Vernon, 5th Batt. Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on the 15th August last. He was the only child of Colonel and Mrs. Granville Vernon, 34 Rosary Gardens, London, S.W., and grandson of the late John Edward Venables Vernon, J.P., D.L., Clontarf Castle, Dublin, and of Major Shairp, of Kirkton, J.P., D.L. for Linlithgow. He was educated at Wellington College, and passed thence into the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He was posted to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, with whom he served in Egypt, where he contracted malarial fever, was invalided home and eventually obliged to resign his commission. On the declaration of war, he was given a commission in the 5th (Service) Batt. of his old regiment, with whom he served continuously until he fell whilst gallantly leading his company in their first action against the Turks.