Charles was born 28 January 1897 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, the son of Charles and Kate Ellen (Hulley) Stuart.
On January 7, 1916 he enlisted in the 144th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expiditionary Force.
After the war on 21 April 1920 he married Williamina Hood Menzies in Toronto, Ontario. They settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised three children: Rae Kathleen , June Lillian Patricia and Charles.
He died 23 September 1977 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.