Charles Mason joined Gloucestershire Constabulary on 1-12-1850, at the age of 25.
His warrant (or joining) number was 1133, his collar (or uniform) number was 157, He was 5ft 9 1/2 inches tall and before he joined the police he was a labourer. He was born in Mill Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham,
Charles married Jane Emes in Prestbury during 1853, his wedding certificate states that at that time he was stationed at Stanton.
He had 5 daughters and 3 sons and he and his family were moved around a bit during his career
4-6-1863 Promoted to Sergeant
1868 Wheatenhurst or Whitminster
19-1-1886 Retired and continued to live in Fairford. Superannuated on £43-10-0d per year.
Charles died on 10th October 1890 aged 65.