Private 7180, 16th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

Killed in action 15th June 1916, age 25.

Buried at Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, France.

Student of law.



Charles was born on 1st June 1891 at Brooklands to John Frederick, a county coroner, and Edith Price. He was educated at Priory School, Malvern and Manchester Grammar School. Whilst articled to the Town Clerk of Hyde he started a law course at Manchester University in 1912. He passed his final examination for entry to the legal profession in June 1914.

On the outbreak of war Charles enlisted in one of the Manchester ‘pals’ battalions and trained at Heaton Park before going to France where he was killed in June 1916 while on sentry duty in the trenches. His Captain, Wilfred Elstob, who was with him reported “I was standing by his side, and he practically fell into my arms. He was instantly killed by a bullet through the head, and fell backwards dead without a murmur”.

Charles left effects worth £450 16s 8d to his widow Katherine.