Correctly named medal 44771 Pte C Seward N Staff R
Charles was born in Grantham in 1896 and was working as horseman and living at Whitehouse Farm, Long Bennington, Grantham when he enlisted in May 1916.
He enlisted into the 1st North Staffordshire Regiment and transferred to the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers in September 1916. The Lancs were in billets in Coisy at the time before he first saw action with them at Trones Wood on the 9th October. In December 1916, they were in the front trenches at Meaulte, south of Bailly when 3 men were killed and 4 men were wound and Charles was one of these after being shot in the left shoulder.
He later transferred across to the Labour Corps where he held the service number 243348. He was with the 411th Agricultural Company.
He is entitled to a pair.
Medal on modern ribbon.