14381, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.
Killed In Action on the 27th April 1918 aged 24.
His father was the local Food Inspector and Charles was his eldest son. He had been employed at Knebworth Golf house before joining up and prior to that he was in the employ of the Grand Duke Michael when he was resident at Knebworth.
Charles joined the Army in 1914 at the outbreak of the war and was posted to France on the 12th May 1915 and also served in Italy. His wife lived at Shrub Terrace, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
At 04.30am on the 27th April 1918 the Germans attacked the positions held by the Battalion. A heavy artillery barrage fell on the postions prior to the infantry assault, resulting in 8 men being killed and a further 12 wounded. It was during this barrage that Charles was killed by shellfire.
He is buried in the Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. (1.F.43.)
Medal Entitlement: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal.