Charles was my husband's great great uncle, younger brother of Sarah.
He was born to William and Sarah on 18th August 1859 in Portsmouth, Hampshire and was baptised on 15th November at St Thomas, Portsmouth.
As his father was in the army Charles spent his childhood moving to Devon, Malta and Ireland before he joined the Army. The 1881 census lists him as a Private in the Army Service Corps at Woolwich Arsenal.
Charles married Mary Ann Luscombe in Devon in 1884.
Charles was in 5th Company Commissariat and Transport Corps in Sudan between 1884-1886. His regimental number was T/3820
He was living with his wife and four children at Aldershot barracks at the time of the 1891 census.
Charles was then posted to South Africa from 1899-1900 for the second Boer War.
The 1901 census has the family with six children living at 9 John Street, Plymouth, Devon. Charles is a Lieutenant in the Army Service Corps. He is listed as Quartermaster.
Charles has retired by 1911 and is living at 82 Thornton Avenue, Chiswick on an army pension.
He died on 1st March 1920 at the age of 60 at 53 Clovelly Road, Ealing. Brentford, Middlesex.