Charles was educated at Haberdashers' School, Cricklewood and became a Cinema Manager by trade. He joined the R.A.M.C. on 31st May 1915, then entered the war in France on 27th August, the same year. He was killed in an explosion at an advanced dressing station, near Armentieres. Capt J G Gill wrote: "Although he had only been with us a short time, he had made himself loved by all. I had a great respect for him on account of his conscientious devotion to duty and his cheery good nature." Charles was the youngest son of Henry and Rose Levy of 123 Sutherland Avenue, London W.