Sunday 31 January 2010

Private Charles Edward King Jones

Born on 26 September 1889 in Saint John, New Brunswick - son of Charles D. and Jane McNutt Jones, Saint John, New Brunswick - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as civil servant; single; no current military service; previously served with the 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (eighteen months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Queen's Field Ambulance Corps, Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 31 March 1917 (number 2098877) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 April 1918 - killed in action on 28 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.20), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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