Captain Charles Henry Wray Maunsell was Beverley Golf Club captain in 1893 and 1894, the same years that his wife, Amy Charlotte, was the club’s first lady captain. He was born at Monasterion, Kildain in Ireland in 1858. He was the son of Reverend Robert Augustus Maunsell and Florence Frances Anne Erskine Hall. He married Amy Charlotte Matthey, daughter of George Matthey, in 1884.
He was educated at Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. He fought in the Afghan Campaign between 1878 and 1880. He was in the War Office. He gained the rank of Major in the service of the East Yorkshire Regiment.1 He was invested as a Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.). He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.).
Charles had a long military career. We know that in 1877 he was an officer in the West Cork Artillery Militia. In the 1892 Directory of Beverley, Captain Maunsell is described as adjutant 2nd Volunteer Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, New Walk. In the census of the previous year he was living at Stephenson Lane on New Walk with his wife Amy and young son, Sydney who had been born in 1889. Charles had marrried Amy Charlotte Mathey in 1885 in Eastbourne, Sussex. In 1881, he lodged at a house in Paddington, London with his father?) Francis and was then a 2nd lieutenant. In 1871 he was a pupil at the Northern Church of England School in Poulton, Lancashire.
After his captaincy of the golf club, Charles was appointed to the Dorsetshire Regiment. In 1899 he was promoted to the rank of major in the East Yorkshire regiment. In 1900 the London Gazette reported his appointment (with the rank of major) as adjutant of the Royal Eastern Reserve Regiment. In 1901 and 1911 census, Major Maunsell lived with his family in Great Warley, Essex and it was to there that he retired from the army. Charles died in Essex in 1926 having lived there with his wife and only son. Amy died in 1923. Sydney was a Captain in the Royal Army Service Corps during WW1. He survived the war and lived until 1959 initially in London but for the last few decades in Bath.