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Serjeant S/701, 12th Rifle Brigade.

Killed in action 30th November 1917.

Remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, France.

Former student of Mechanical Engineering.


 

Charles was born on 20th July 1891 to Alexander George, a commercial traveller and Lucy Maycock of Longsight, Manchester. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School 1904-1907, gained a BSc. in 1910 and an MSc in 1911. He was a Schuster Research Scholar and lived at 5 Ashfield Grove, Dickenson Road, Rusholme.

Charles was a member of the University Officer Training Corps from October 1909 to October 1914. He was employed as an Experimental Engineer with Hans Renold Ltd, and enlisted in September 1914 into 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade. He served at Loos, Ypres, the Somme and Cambrai, was wounded twice and commended by his Divisional General. A fellow serjeant wrote that Charles was “highly respected by his men, and absolutely fearless. He might have had honours time and time again, but always managed to keep his name out of it.”