Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Private William Charles Callingham

Born on 4 June 1883 in London, England - brother of Mrs. Ada (?)hall, St. Thomas, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as boiler erector, single, no current military service, previously served three years in the Canadian Militia, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7.75 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 74th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 July 1915 (number 135678) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 or 6 October 1916 - died on 4 November 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension (grave I.Q.40), France.

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