Charles was born in Portobello, Wolverhampton in 1888, the son of John and Teresa Baugh. In 1901 they were living at 25 High Street, Willenhall, along with Charles’s brother William, and married sister Clara Taylor and her family. In 1910, he married Rosanna Grant in Wolverhampton, and the couple were living with their two daughters, Elizabeth and Rose, at North Street, Portobello, in 1911. Charles was working as a brass caster and polisher. The couple had two sons – Frederick R. (1912) and John (1914) – before the outbreak of war.
Charles served as a Private with the Royal Army Medical Corps (service number 68325) during the War. Charles appears on the war memorial at Portobello as one of the local men who survived the war.
Charles and Rosanna had five more children – Charles E. (1917), Clara (1920), Enoch (1922), Ivy (1926) and Lawrence (1929). Charles died in Bilston in 1946.