Charles George F Evensen was born in Bootle in 1894. He was the son of Berthel Martin Evenson and his second wife Catherine Evenson (nee Seymour.)
 
His parents were married at Our Lady & St. Nicholas' C.of E. Church, Liverpool, in 1888. His mother was from Shefford, Bedfordshire and his father was a mariner from Norway.
 
They had eight children, seven of whom survived into adulthood. Charles George F Evensen's siblings were; Martha Kathrina (1890-1892), Thomas Evan (born 1892), Berthel Martin (born 1895), Anton Christian (born 1897), Evelyn Kathleen (born 1900) and Enid Annette (born 1903).
 
He also had a half-sister, Ellen Serina (born 1882) from his father's first marriage to Mary Jane Wharton. This marriage took place at St. Matthew's C.of E. Church, Toxteth Park in 1879. Mary Jane died in 1884 aged 22 years. There was also a son from this marriage called Berthel Martin who was born and died in 1881.
 
The family lived at 51 Rimrose Road, Bootle in 1891 and at 41 Rimrose Road, Bootle in 1901, by which time Berthel Martin senior was a dock labourer. He was dead by the time of the 1911 census when the family were living at 27 Cranworth Street, Bootle. Charles George F, at the age of seventeen, was working as a green grocer's errand boy.
 
He enlisted at Seaforth. As he entered the Theatre of War on the 24th July 1915 he qualified for the 1914-1915 Star. He was killed in action on the 4th September 1916.
 
His brother Berthel Martin Evensen also fell.