Charles was educated at Balliol College, Oxford. Rejected by the army, because he was not tall enough. He joined the Indian Civil Service in 1898 and rose from Assistant Commissioner to Deputy Commissioner of Hissar. He had responsibilities as a peripatetic district judge and was much involved in recruiting for the first world war. (click for more)
He was a keen sportsman (Tennis, Cricket, Shooting) a lover of poetry and an erudite scholar with a good working knowledge of the Punjabi dialect. He published "Punjabi Lyrics and Proverbs" in 1905. His translation of Waris Shah's "Hir and Ranjha" (of 1766) has become a classic. (Peter Owen 1973) (full text)
Janet (niece of the Bishop of Lahore) was an imposing figure of six foot
three inches ("Gawd, aint she 'igh"), towering above her husband. Janet and Charlie performed songs together. They
stopped when they realised the audience often came to gawp at the
incongruous couple rather than listen to their singing. Janet maintained
her faith throughout her life while Charlie was an agnostic.