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Charles Spencer Day

Charles Spencer Day

Date of Birth

5 May 1887


Borough Road College


Teacher at LCC Lellingtoust Road, Lower Tooting

Service number


WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant
Royal Field Artillery

Theatre of war

Egypt, Europe

Date of death

25 April 1918

Location of death



Houchin British Cemetery, France (next to the then military hospital) (Grave/ Memorial reference: I. E. 1.)


Second Lieutenant Charles Spencer Day was the son of James Charles and Emma Day. Before attending Borough Road College he was matriculated at London University in June 1905. Day then spent two years at Borough Road College graduating with Intermediate Science. Whilst at the college he competed in tennis, cricket and rowing. He is listed as being destined for a school in Lower Tooting. He enlisted in the County of London Yeomanry in September 1814 and was sent to Egypt on 28 April 1915. He was later commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery in March 1917. Day was 31 when he died of wounds on 25 April 1918, possibly incurred during the German spring offensive. 


Entry on p.86 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/10/2, BFSS/2/9/12/4, BFSS/2/9/16/3, Borough Road College 1905 applications, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), 1909 Annual Report, The O.B.’s War Hum and Roll of Service (1918, 4th Edition)