| Daniel Charles was the son of Henry Richard and Elizabeth Charles.
| Daniel Charles was born in April 1890 at Low Cross, Tullyhogue, Cookstown.
| Henry Charles was a time keeper.
| His mother died when he was young and he was raised in Ballynasollus by his uncle Robert until the age of 21.
| The 1901 census lists Dan as age 10 living his uncle at house 9 in Beltonanean, Ballynasollus, County Tyrone.
| Daniel lived with his sisters and brothers in Winnipeg
| Daniel joined the militia, the 100th Winnipeg Grenadiers, and in August 1914 went to Valcartier with them to form the 11th battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
| Daniel enlisted in the Canadian Infantry on 24th September 1914 at Valcartier which was a large training camp near Quebec city. His enlistment papers show that he was 5’7” and worked as a clerk before enlisting.
| Private Daniel Charles sailed with the battalion from England in early October 1914.
| Daniel sailed with the battalion from England in early October 1914 and would have seen action in the Battle of Ypres which was fought between 22nd April and 25th May 1915. This officially named Battle consisted of a number of individual battles and Daniel 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.
| Private Daniel Charles was killed in action during an attack on a German position called K5 on the night of the 21/22 May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert.
| The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Charles was killed in action during the engagement on the night of 21st/22nd May 1915 at Festubert.
| He is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, France. The Vimy Memorial commemorates 11,170 Canadian Servicemen who died in World War1.
| From the Manitoba Free Press dated Tuesday 8th June 1915:
| Killed in action.
| From the Belfast Newsletter dated 12th June 1915:
| Private Daniel Charles, 10th Battalion Canadian Regiment, youngest son of Mr H R Charles, 35 Burmah Street, Belfast, who was killed in action, left the city five years ago for Winnipeg, where he was in business with his elder brothers. At the outbreak of war he volunteered for active service, and went to the front with the first Canadian contingent.
| From the Tyrone Courier dated 17th June 1915
| Mr Henry Richard Charles, 35 Burmah Street, Belfast (formerly of Tullyhogue) has been advised that his son, Private D Charles (Winnipeg) of the Canadaian Infantry, was killed in action on 22nd ult.
| Private Charles is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, France. The Vimy Memorial commemorates 11,170 Canadian Servicemen who died in World War 1.
| His father moved to Belfast and lived at 52 Palestine Street and 35 Burmah Street, Belfast.