Private 185014, Machine Gun Corps.

Died 2nd November 1918.

Buried at Leyland (St. Andrew) Churchyard.

Former student of science.


Charles was born in 1894 at Leyland top James Baron and Agnes Rose. He entered Manchester University in 1913 and graduated in 1916 with a BSc. Chemistry. He worked as a chemist for the Ministry of Munitions and British Dyes. On 15th October 1918 he enlisted with the Machine Gun Corps. He sadly died of influenza in a military hospital at Cannock Chase, presumably while still in training, in early November 1918. He left effects worth £57 14s 1d to his mother.