Charles Henry Mould was born in 1876 in Hunslet the son of Thomas Mould and Leah, nee Cartlidge.In 1891, at 15 years of age, Charles was working as an office boy.By 1901 the family had moved to Leicester. Charles had left home and was working as a railway signal man and boarding at 42 Kingswood Street, Great Horton.On the 7th of September 1902 at St Peter parish church Charles married Mary Holdsworth. He was 25 years of age and working as a railway booking clerk. Mary was 23 years of age living at
71 Victoria Road, Eccleshill and the daughter of Samuel Holdsworth, a wheelwright.When Charles joined up he was living at 22 Chapel Street, Eccleshill. He enlisted as Gunner 780770 in the 61st Division Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery on the 27th of May 1915. This was an infantry division of the British Army raised in 1915 as a
second-line reserve for the first-line battalions and was sent to the front on the 21st of May 1916 and served there for the duration of the war. The 61st Division fought in the Battle of Fromelles and later in the third Battle of Ypres 31st July to the 10th November 1917. Charles was killed in action on the 15th of August 1917. He was 41 years of age.Charles is buried in the Viamertinghe New Military
Cemetery. The village was used both by artillery units and field ambulances when in June 1917 the new cemetery was built in anticipation of the Allied Offensive launched on this part of the front in July.He left his effects to his widow Mary who received £5.16.8d on the 1st of February 1918 and a War Gratuity of £9.10.0d on the 17th November 1919.
. Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks