Saturday 25 April 2009

Private Charles Gaylord

Born on 1 September 1896 in Sparta, Wisconsin - son of Annie Gaylord, Cardinal, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Cardinal, Ontario, trade as machinist, single, currently a member of the St. Lawrence Canal Patrol, no previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 3.5 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps in Cornwall, Ontario, on 22 May 1917 (number 2098897) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 February 1918 - wounded on 3 or 4 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

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