Born: 31 May 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was the second of seven children born to Thomas Ernest Brayn and his wife Sarah Ann. He married Winifred Thorpe Quarter 2 1919, in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had one daughter, Joan, born Quarter 3 1919.
Residence: On 1901 and 1911 Censuses Charles was recorded as living at 2 Railway Inn Yard, Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. By 1919 his family had moved to 37 Worthington Street. Some twenty years later he, his wife and daughter were at 7 Ash Lane, Ash, Shropshire.
Employment: At the time of his enlistment Charles was described as an oil carter but by 1939 he had become an agricultural worker.
Died: Quarter 3 1965, Whitchurch, Shropshire, aged 67.
Regiment: Labour Corps
Service number: 452530
Date of Enlistment: 14 January 1917
Date of Discharge: 20 February 1918
Reason for Discharge: Physically unfit for war service
Medals: No medals awarded as did not serve in the Theatre of War.