Friday 24 April 2009

Private Charles Herbert Walter Gaw, MM

Born on 31 April 1895 in Prescott, Ontario - son of Mrs. Emma Gaw, Prescott, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Prescott, Ontario, trade as brass works, single, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 25 March 1916 (number 639997) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - invalided to England on 18 August 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal - no citation - unit recommendation dated 15 August 1918: "For bravery and determination during operations between Lihon and Chilly Aug. 11th 1918."

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