Cameron, Charles Holgate

Regimental Number: 30047
Rank: Corporal
Branch: Canadian Army Service Corps; 1st Canadian Divisional Train

Charles was born in Three Rivers, Quebec. He joined the Canadian armed forces in 1914, passing himself off as 18 though he was only 16 at the time (his attestation paper says his date of birth was January 2, 1896). Charlie married Clara on April 25, 1929 and because his nerves were bad due to his war experiences, the couple came west (along with Charles’s brother Gordon, who also served in the war) and eventually settled in Bonanza. They had two children, Dave and Dorothy. Charlie died on January 6, 1961 and was buried in the Dawson Creek Cemetery.

Sources: Homesteaders’ Heritage p. 195