16th Battalion ('Chatsworth Rifles') Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Killed in action on Tuesday 16th April 1918 aged 27.
Charles was killed near Ypres, Somme during the German Spring Offensive.
Previous to his death Charles had been wounded twice.
Charles has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial France which relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields and commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21st March to 7th August 1918
Born and resident in Belper enlisted in Derby in June 1915 Charles was the second son of Charles and Priscilla Spencer, of Prospect Cottage, Foundry Lane, Belper.
Before enlisting he was a moulder at the Eagle Ironworks Belper.
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