Lacey, Charles Gambell

Regimental Number: 502475
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Signal Service, Canadian Engineers

Charles was born in Wantage, Berkshire, England on September 6, 1891. He and his brothers Arthur and Harry came to Canada with their parents in 1900. At the time of his enlistment in January of 1916, Charles was living in Winnipeg. After being discharged in 1919, he joined his brothers in the Hythe area and filed on a homestead at 16-73-11-W6. Charles married Winnifred Forbes and they continued to farm for a few years before moving to Victoria, BC. Charles died in the Veterans’ Hospital in Victoria on May 3, 1962.

Sources: Pioneer Round-Up p. 240