Hastings, Charles John

Regimental Number: 1048168
Rank: Sergeant
Branch: 242nd Battalion, Canadian Forestry Corps; 19th Company, Canadian Forestry Corps

Charles was born in York County, Ontario on January 4, 1872. He worked as a miner as a young man and one of his legs was shorter than the other, due to a mining accident in 1903. Charles came over the Edson Trail in 1914 and filed on a homestead in the Sexsmith area (SW6-74-4-W6). He returned to his homestead after the war and eventually purchased a second piece of land at 15-74-3-W6. Charles died in 1924.

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over, p. 190, 1147