Regimental Number: 21238
Branch: 7th Battalion
Charles was born in Shellmouth, Manitoba on May 17, 1893. He was still living in Manitoba at the beginning of the war, and traveled to Valcartier to enlist in September of 1914. On May 15, 1915, Charles went missing at Ypres. He was reported as a prisoner of war on June 24, 1915; he had received shrapnel wounds to his right thigh and knee. Charles’s prisoner of war records indicate that he was moved around to about six different POW camps. On January 2, 1919, he arrived back in England. In 1927, Charles filed on a homestead at NE 15-73-12-W6. During World War II, Charles once again served in the Canadian Army, this time serving in Canada and the Caribbean. Charles died in 1965.
Sources: Grande Prairie Cemetery