Daniel Charles was born in April 1890 at Low Cross, Tullyhogue, Cookstown. He was the son of Henry Richard Charles. Daniel emigrated to Canada and enlisted in the Canadian Infantry on 24th September 1914 at Valcartier near Quebec. His enlistment papers show that he was 5’7” and worked as a clerk before enlisting. Daniel would have seen action in the Battle of Ypres which was fought between 22nd April and 25th May 1915. Private Charles would have been involved in the gas attack on the Canadian lines during the Battle of Gravenstafel. He would have seen action at the Battle of St. Julian where he was most likely wounded and died sometime later.
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.