Monday 1 February 2010

Private Charles Stewart Jones, MM

Born on 13 February 1890 in Marmora, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Jones, Marmora, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teacher; single; no current military service; previously served with the 49th Regiment (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 14 July 1915 (number 410514) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 29 or 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 21 October 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 3 July 1917: "He performed valuable work and showed great dash and courage in rushing an enemy machine gun emplacement."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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