Regimental Number; M104929
Stanley was born on January 11, 1918 in Kelloe, Manitoba. He had three brothers, Joseph, Percy and Melford; and six sisters, Grace, Irene, Vera, Eleanor, Eileen and Edna. His parents, Paul and Annie, moved to Edmonton in 1910; however, they decided to move back to Manitoba in 1913. In 1940, Paul moved his family to the Peace District where his brother had a homestead in an area known as Goodwin. They lived with Joe for several years. When Joe returned to work on the railroad, Paul and his family continued to live on Joe’s farm until 1945 at which time, they moved to Grande Prairie.
While living in Melita, Manitoba, Stan enrolled with the Non-Permanent Active Militia of Canada on January 1, 1941, with the 2nd Battalion Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Regimental No. H-521,328, where he completed a two-month training course. Stan subsequently moved to Goodwin to join his family. Once he had settled in, he decided to travel to Edmonton where he enlisted with the Canadian Scottish Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corp, on November 17, 1942. Basic training occurred in Canada until June 10, 1943 at which time he embarked for England where he underwent further training until October 27, 1944. Stan was transferred to Northwest Europe on October 28, 1944.
Unfortunately, Private Charles Stanley Newman was killed in action on February 18, 1945. He was buried at the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in Holland. He received the 1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp.
Private Charles Stanley Newman is commemorated on the cenotaph that is located in front of the DeBolt Legion.
Contributed by Wanda Zenner
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