Charles was born in 1897, at Penallt. He was baptized at Penallt Old Church on 9th January 1898, the son of James and Elizabeth Vaughan of Little Hoop, Penallt.
The 1901 census shows he resided at Little Hoop, Penallt, aged 3. The 1911 Census shows him aged 13, a scholar, still living at “Little Hoop”.He joined The 1st Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Regiment), and enlisted in Monmouth town. At that time it was stated that he resided in Penallt.
He became 59797 Rifleman Charles James Vaughan. His theatre of war was listed as “Home”, so we can assume he never left these shores. Charles died 22nd November 1918, aged 21, at Herne Bay, from influenza, after the signing of the Armistice.
Charles was buried in a family grave at Penallt Churchyard on December 1st 1918, and his headstone has the inscription “died serving his country”.
See also the description within In Memoriam