Charles Cannon (jockey)

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Charles Edward Cannon
Occupation Jockey
Died 1963 (aged 78–79)

Charles Edward Cannon (1884-1963), was a British jockey.

He was apprenticed to his father, Tom Cannon, Sr., as a jockey at 14. He won the last race at Stockbridge in 1898 on Moon Wave. Charles enlisted in the 19th Hussars Glocstershire regiment and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the first World War. He saw action in Ypres, the The Somme and other campaigns. Cannon was shot in the head, buried alive, and received shell shock and mustard gassed injuries, which he recovered in Netley in 1919. Before the war, Charles was an accomplished pianist playing at the Royal Albert Hall for King Edward.

Charles married Dorothy Thrush in 1916 and moved to West Wellow. They went had nine children named Tom, Peter, Margeret, Nina, Mornington, Joan, Sheila, Terence, and Patricia.