Charles Manser


Charles Manser


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
Princess Charlotte of Wales’ (Royal Berkshire) Regiment
6th Bn.


British War and Victory medals


Panel 45.

UK Memorials

Watford Borough Roll of Honour,
Hertford Town Memorial,
All Saints Church Memorial, Hertford

Pre War

Son of William and the late Alice Rebecca (nee CRANE) MANSER; husband of Mary E (nee ALLEN) MAUSER.

His parent’s marriage is proving elusive.  Alice died 1915 in the Hertford district aged 62.

Charles was born 1891 in Hertford, and baptised 3 June 1891 at All Saints and St John’s, Hertford.  He married 1912 in the Hertford district; they had three children.  Mary never remarried and died 1928 in the Hertford district aged 41.

On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in 12 Green Street, Hertford, with his parents and three siblings.  

On the 1911 Census, a farm labourer aged 20, he still lived in Hertford, with his parents and no siblings.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Hertford, and was formerly Private 6043 Hertfordshire Regiment.

He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action.  

Additional Information

Recorded As Mauser C In The Borough Roll Of Honour.

Unfortunately, Charles’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.

Brother of Stoker Bertram Manser who was killed at sea on 10 Jun 1915 and of Private William John Manser who was killed on 17 Oct 1916 (they had consecutive Service numbers) and are also commemorated on these memorials.


Malcolm Lennox, Sue Carter (Research) and Watford Museum (ROH on line via