Born: 12 January 1893 in Adderley, Shropshire.
Family: The second son of Samuel and Ann Hayward of Blackwaters, Eccleshall, Staffordshire.
Civilian Occupation: In 1911 Charles was working as a waggoner on a farm. Five years later his occupation was pigman. It appears he was a farm labourer all his life.
Residence: At the time of his enlisting, Charles was living at Ashwood, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1939 Register records him living at Steel Heath, Shropshire.
Died: In 1948 aged 55.
Regiment: Labour Corps (previously King’s Shropshire Light Infantry)
Service Number: 437155 (previously 23779)
Date of Enlistment: 22 March 1916
Date of Discharge: 7 April 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Other Information: Charles was wounded in action in November 1916 and was sent back to England and posted to Dover Castle.