Charles enlisted in Westminster with the Norfolk Regiment and served as Lance Corporal 14190 with the 9th Battalion on the Western Front.
On 12 January 1918 he married Florence Parrott in the parish of Kensal Rise in London.
He was killed in action a few months later on 8 October 1918, aged 26.
His pension record identifies his dependant as Florence of 30, St Margaret’s Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 and shows a £5 Grant paid 29/11/18 and pension of 13/9 from 28/04/19.
He is remembered with honour at Bellicourt British Cemetery in France. He is also commemorated on the memorial at Bushey & Oxhey Methodist Church and at St Matthew’s Church, Oxhey.
Florence subsequently married Edward Harris of Kensal Green on 23 May 1920 and they made their home at 3 Elm Grove, Watford.