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Charles was born in Wolverhampton in 1876, the son of Charles and Mary Moulson. The family moved to Aston, Warwickshire, where they were in 1881 and 1891. He married Bridget Mary Dahill in Ireland in 1899. By 1911, the couple were living in Clogheen, Tipperary, with their four children, Charles, Mabel, Cornelius and William. Charles was a postman.

He enlisted as a Serjeant with the 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars (service number 13128). He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions on 6 November 1914, when he led his troop, “after his Officer was shot, with great resolution and gallantry under heavy fire, and assisted materially to restore confidence amongst the troops”. Unfortunately, he was killed in action on 19 November 1914 in France. He is commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.