Thursday 22 November 2007

Private Charles Collier

Born on 18 September 1884 in Fortune, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland - son of Jacob Collier, Fortune, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland - at time of conscription in 1918: present address in Fortune, Newfoundland, single, Methodist, trade as carpenter and sailor, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Kingston, Ontario, on 19 January 1918 (number 4021215) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 September 1918.

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