Charles Newell was the son of Joseph and Mary Newell of Dungannon. Charles was born about 1881 in Stewartstown, Co Tyrone. His father was a victualler (butcher) on Perry Street. The family lived there. The 1911 census records Charles as living with the family. He was 30 years old and single. He was an architect and surveyor. The family still lived at Perry Street, Dungannon. Captain Charles Newell was serving with the Royal Engineers when he died in France on 24th March 1918, aged 37.
The town of Frevent is 39 kilometres west of Arras, 12 kilometres south of St Pol and 16 kilometres south-east of Hesdin. St Hilaire Cemetery and Extension is on the eastern side of the town on the south side of the secondary road to Sericourt (D54).