Charles was born in 1883, the son of Elizabeth Ann Walters, before she married William Woolley. Charles was known locally both as Walters and Woolley. He was a coal miner and half-brother to the Woolley brothers; on the 1920 Roll he was listed with the surname Woolley. Serving with the Leicestershire Regiment, he was captured in May 1918 and spent six months in captivity at Friedrichsfeld PoW camp, Germany. On demob he returned to Crich, and was living at Derby at the time of his early death.
Army Medal Index
Walters Charles A. Leicester Reg. Private
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals.
He entered France 29/7/15
Derbyshire Courier, 14 December 1918
Several local soldiers who have been prisoners of war in Germany have returned home during the week. They include Lance Corporal Charles Walters, Leicesters, of Fold yard, Crich, who has had six months in captivity; Gunner Jesse Barrett, of Kirkham Lane, Fritchley, who arrived on Monday; Private James Kay was taken prisoner last May, who arrived on Wednesday; and a Private Brown of the Green Fritchley.
Walters Charles Arthur 16753, Pte 6th Leicesters, Fleiry 29/5/18 at Friedrichsfield Camp; Hartsay 5/7/77, Mrs B Dickson, Chapel Row, Crich
|Elizabeth Ann||Woolley||wife||27||Crich Carr|
|Emily||Walters||sister in law||16||Machinist||Harstay|
|Hannah||Walters||sister in law||15||Machinist||Harstay|
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|Elizabeth Ann||Woolley||housekeeper||35||Crich Carr|
|Charles Arthur||Walters||son of housekeeper||17||Coal miner||Crich|
|William||Woolley||son of housekeeper||10||Crich|
|Ellen||Woolley||daughter of housekeeper||9||Crich|
|Sarah||Woolley||daughter of housekeeper||8||Crich|
|John Isaac||Woolley||son of housekeeper||3||Crich|
|Infant son||son||3 weeks||Crich|
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1918 Voters List
Charles Arthur Walters, Folds Yard; absent on military service