Born: 14 November 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: Charles was the fourth of nine children born to John Newbrook, a blacksmith, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Mary Alice George in 1924. No children can be found for the marriage.
Residence: In 1901 his family were living at 10 Jones`s Yard, Whitchurch, but by 1911 they had moved to 43 Newtown, Whitchurch the address given for him in the 1919 Absent Voters` List. In 1939 Charles and his wife were living at Mossfields Lodge, Whitchurch. At the time of his death in 1972 an address of 8 Queensway, Whitchurch was given for him.
Employment: On his 1915 Attestation his occupation was a groom. In 1939 he was employed as a caretaker and groundsman at Whitchurch Grammar School. He also worked for Whitchurch District Council.
Died: In 1972 at the Royal Shrewsbury Infirmary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire and was buried in Whitchurch cemetery on 8 January the same year, aged 73.
Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (previously King`s Shropshire Light Infantry)
Service Number: 28922 (previously 43248 and 17899 in K.S.L.I.)
Date of Enlistment: 3 May 1917
Date of Discharge: 6 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Not known
Other Information: Charles first enlisted 13 May 1915 (K.S.L.I. service number 17899) but was discharged 15 October 1915 for having made a mis-statement as to age on attestation. His brother William also served In WW1.