Charles Walter Bendel, the son of Frederick and Jane, was born in Middlesex in about 1866. He married Alice Jane Hodgkinson in Shoreditch in 1891. By 1911, the couple had moved to 69 Crowther Road, Newbridge, Wolverhampton, along with their three children, Elsie, Hubert Frederick Francis (born in Islington in on 22 June 1897) and Barbara. Charles was working as a picture frame maker.
Charles was too old to serve with the armed forces when the First World War broke out, but he did serve Wolverhampton locally as a special constable. His son, Hubert, however, did enlist, with the South Staffordshire Regiment on 29 August 1916 (service number 49601). By that date he was living at 34 Darlington Street, Wolverhampton, and his trade was given as an order clerk. He was promoted to Corporal and survived the war.
Charles died on 14 March 1921, and the value of his effects was £105 10s. Hubert married Elsie K. Turner in Wolverhampton in 1931, and the couple were living with their son, Derek S., at 245 All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, in 1939. Hubert was working as a relieving officer. Hubert died in Malvern, Worcestershire, on 15 January 1974, and the value of his effects was £690.