Charles enlisted into the  'Manchester Regiment (Territorial Force)'
10th December 1915, age 20 years and 5 months.
On 24th January 1916 he was mobilized for service,
posted Private 4587 to 1st/6th Battalion.
15th October 1916 posted Private 41502 Kings (Liverpool) Regiment,
8th November 1916 embarked from Devonport to Salonika.
On 4th December 1916 disembarked at Salonika to Infantry depot,
where on 18th December 1916 posted to 14th Battalion. 
31st October until 11th November 1917 
he was admitted into 68th Field Ambulance R.A.M.C. with scabies.
21st April to mid May 1918 admitted to
Convelescence Unit Number 63 General Hospital suffering Malaria.
24th July 1918 posted Private 79724 to
'B' Company, 11th Battalion, The Welsh Regiment.

Wounded in the attack on Pip Ridge 23rd September 1918,
admitted to 31st Casualty Clearing Station,
where at age 23 years old he died of wounds on 23rd September 1918.

Charlie was initially buried at Janes Military Cemetery a few miles north of Sarigol.
In February 1921, 560 graves were moved
and re-interred at Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece.
He remains buried there today and his grave can be found in, Row 'B', Grave 306.