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Charles attended Armstrong College between 1902 and 1905, where he studied mathematics and was awarded a BSc. in June 1905. He later returned to Armstrong College as a member of staff.
He married Lily R. Elliott, who previously lived at 54 Crown Street, Newcastle.
He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, Z Special Company, at the rank of Pioneer. Z company was a unit that was given the responsibility of developing a British version of the German flamethrower that had been deployed on the Western Front.
He served in France from 1916 to 1917 and died of his wounds on 19th August 1917 aged 32.
259 Stanton Street, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne (place of residence as entered in the 1891 Census)
26 Lancaster Street, Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne (place of residence as entered in the 1901 Census)
Grammar School, 41 St Helens Lane, Almondbury, West Yorkshire (place of residence as entered in the 1911 Census)
Charles was buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3. in Belgium.
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
Newcastle University Archives (Roll of Service, Armstrong College Calendars, The Northerner Student Magazine)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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