Born: 31 January 1897.
Family: The third son of George Alfred and Margaret Ann Porter of 4 Egerton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Charles married Lizzie Eddies in 1924.
Civilian Occupation: Prior to enlisting he was employed as a labourer; in 1939 he was a shop assistant in a bakery.
Residence: In 1939 they were living at Dukes Cottage, Overton, Flintshire, Wales.
Died: In 1969 aged 72.
Regiment: Grenadier Guards
Service Number: 24349
Date of Enlistment: 1 November 1915
Date of Discharge: 15 December 1916
Reason for Discharge: Physically unfit for service
Other Information: In 1916 during the battles at the Somme he received gunshot wounds that resulted in his early discharge from the army.