Born Beverley 14/01/1900. Son of Thomas Edward and Sarah Ellen Charlton, of 58, Walkergate and 36, Lairgate, Beverley, Yorks. One of six children. Educated at St Mary’s Boys school, Beverley. Employed at Storry & Witty Whiting Works, at Queensgate, Beverley.
He enlisted in Hull. Called up in February 1918. Arrived in France on 17/08/1918 and transferred to the Duke of Wellington’s, 2/5th West Riding Regiment. In the three month at the Front, he had spent 3 weeks off duty with dysentery. Returned to his unit he was wounded in the spine at Escarmain, on the French/Belgian border. He died of wounds, on 16/11/1918, aged 19.
Buried in France. His grave inscription, reads, “LOVED AND REMEMBERED”
He is remembered on the Beverley Minster Memorial, and St Mary’s Boys, school Roll of Honour.
His older brother, Thomas Hardy Charlton, born in 1898, served as a Gunner, in the Royal Field Artillery. he died in 1999, aged 101.