Born in Prees, Shropshire in 1895, the fifth son of Charles and Sarah Whitfield of 8 Sandford, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Husband to Mary Ann Whitfield (nee Cooper) of 4 Higher Road, Harmer Hill, Shropshire and father to Harry C and Charles B.
The 1911 Census shows him as a farm waggoner.
Charles’ eldest brother, Cecil Harry, also lost his life in the Great War.
Regiment : 7th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Lance Corporal
Service Number : 26407, also 4259
Killed in action; France 14 June 1918 Aged 22