Parish Records show the baptism of Charles Henry Richard Townsend on 16/10/1891. He was born in December 1888.
The 1891 Census records Charles living in West Haddon with his father Arthur Henry Townsend, a Skewer Maker and Gardener, his mother Elizabeth, a half sister, his paternal grandfather and an uncle, his father’s brother..
In 1901 he was living in West End with an uncle, his mother’s brother. His parents were also living in West End at that time with his half sister and a younger brother.
In 1911 he had returned to live with his parents, his younger brother, and a niece.
On 27/5/1912 at the age of 23 he married Lizzie Mary Gammage aged 33 in West Haddon. Parish Records show the baptism on 10/6/1913 of a son Alfred Charles.
There is no trace of military records for Charles Townsend.
(Jim Blakey 14th November, 2015)