Craig, Charles

Regiment: Cameron Highlanders

Born in Scotland in 1921, Charles came to Canada with his family in 1930. His parents were James and Sibella (Muir) Craig. In the fall of 1933, the family moved to a farm west of Wembley AB. Charles and his two sisters attended Klondyke Trail School and Hermit Lake School. Five years later, the family moved to a farm east of Wembley. Both Charles and his sister Helen served in WW II. Charles enlisted with the Cameron Highlanders in December 1942 at age 21. After his discharge in 1946, Charles bought a homestead through the VLA southeast of Lake Saskatoon: SE 31-71-7 which was the original Jim Hill farm. The Craig home was the original Hudson’s Bay Trading Post, which then became a doctor’s office, and had been moved across the lake in 1933.

Source: Along the Wapiti p. 412 (Name in WW II Veterans), p. 213
Lake Saskatoon Reflections pp. 122-124, 246
For King and Country poster in Wembley