Thursday, 18 January 2007

Private Charles Ash

Born on 26 August 1881 on Isle of Wight, England - husband of Annie May Ash, Eastview, Ontario - attestation form notes trade as butcher, married, not now nor previously a member of the military, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 38 inches, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, Church of England.

Joined the 38th Battalion on 19 March 1915 (number 410530) - taken on the strength of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion in France on 25 August 1915.

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