Charles Alfred MOULE  is 1st cousin 3 times removed of George MOULE  and 4th cousin of John Thomas MOULE . He was the middle child of Joseph MOULE  and Rebecca Alexina Jane ROWEN  born in Westminster in 1843. In 1891 he was in Holborn with his parents and his occupation was given as printer, which meant he worked at a printers but not necessarily a printer. When he married Gertrude Elizabeth COLLIER in 1897 in the Church of St Philip, Clerkenwell he was a carman <carter>. By 1901 he had moved to St Pancras and was living with his wife Gertrude E, and son Charles E. He had also changed his occupation to engineer’s labourer. In 1911 he, with his wife, Gertrude, his children (Charles Edward, George, Edward and Gertrude) and brother in law, Edward COLLIER occupied five rooms in Wood Green. Charles and Gertrude had been married 14 years and had seven children born alive, four were still alive and three had died. He was then a lift attendant at a printing works.
On his attestation at Plumstead on 11 Aug 1914 printer’s assistant he said he had previously served in the 1st Tower Hamlets ASC London Division Territorial Force and the 1st Tower Hamlets, London Irish Rifles. During his time with these units he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and award the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal for over 12 years service. He was discharged in consequence of enlisting in the 28th Divisional Train ASC Regular Army after 121 days service.
When he attested on 9 Dec 1914 he was a fitter’s mate with Dryden & Ford, Oakley St, Waterloo Rd, London. This was probably a printing firm because he was in the Printer’s Association.
On his attestation he was promoted to Lance Corporal and joined 170 Company ASC. This was one of the originally pre-
Charles’s record shows was in the Expeditionary Force and went to France on 15 Jan 1915. While in France he was appointed acting corporal on 1 March 1915 and returned to UK on 27 March 1915.
Back in UK he was posted to the 662 Coy Reserve Depot, based at Park Royal, London not far from his home in Wood Green. Charles was severely reprimanded twice and admonished once for being absent.
Charles embarked on the H.T. “Centurion” at Devonport on 26 Jan 1916 and disembarked in Salonica, Greece on 11 February and joined the 34th Reserve Park. At Hadji Branton, Corporal Moule was severely reprimanded for when on convoy duty proceeding to camp with wagons contrary to orders. He was admitted to hospital with Pyrexia <fever> between 18 and 24 September, returning to duty on 6 October.
On 6 February the following year he was the Regimental Orderly Sergeant for that day and Acting Sergeant Major. He was responsible to see that the horses were fed in the morning but he was late and was reprimanded for neglect of duty. While acting sergeant on 4 March and was severely reprimanded for neglect of duty for not rousing the section sergeant at reveille and not handing over duties in the proper manner.
On 30 March 1917 Charles was admitted to hospital with malaria then on 11 April he was discharged to the 2 convalescent deport and rejoined the unit on 19 April. His malaria returned in March 1918 and was admitted to 63 General Hospital, transferred to 29 General Hospital and Convalescent Depots before preceding to UK under the Y Scheme. The so-
Back in the UK he join the 662 Coy at Park Royal. Corporal Charles Moule was attending hospital in September 1918 but went absent for three days and was severely reprimanded. He went absent again in October but this time he was tried by District Court Marshall and sentenced to be reduced to the ranks and to undergo detention for 28 days. The sentence was confirmed but the award of detention remitted.
On 1 Nov 1918 he was posted to 537 Coy ASC in Fermoy and was transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve on demobilization on 24 Aug 1919 which meant he could return to civilian life but with an obligation to return if called upon. At a medical examination prior to discharge he complained of malaria every three weeks. The examining medical officer’s diagnosis was that he was suffering was malaria which was “Attributable to Service during the present war” and the degree of disability was assessed at 30%.
At a Medical Board in Chelsea on 22 January 1920 Charles was complaining of malaria, having monthly attacks since demob and pain and weakness in right arm due to accident 1918. The board found his general condition good and he was well nourished; he had less than 20% disability due to the malaria but no disability in his arm. It was recommended he had treatment at a tropical diseases clinic as an out patient. With further medical examinations and pension boards he was given a pension of varying amounts until 22 February 1921.
On 8 January 1930 Charles was working as a labourer on the Olympia extension building (which became known as The Empire Hall and is now Olympia Central). He, with another labourer, were wheeling an iron barrow along a plank when they fell 18 feet through an opening to the third floor. They were taken to West London Hospital, where Charles Moule, 53, of Adelaide-