2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
08/09/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Charles Crilly was the eldest son of John and Annie Crilly. Charles Crilly was born on 23rd July 1891 in Draperstown. Like his father, Charles was a fowl dealer. Private Charles Crilly received one of 'Hickie's Medals' for his courageous work on 27th May 1916. Private Charles Crilly was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he died of wounds on Saturday 8th September 1917. Private Charles Crilly was buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux. Bucquoy Road Cemetery is situated nine kilometres south of Arras. The 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations were based in the area.
Bucquoy Road Cemetery is situated on the D919 heading south from Arras to Ayette. The Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, 9 kilometres from Arras, just before a crossroads with the D36 between Ficheux and Boisleux-au-Mont.