Wednesday 3 March 2010

Private Charles Arthur Kent

Born on 7 April 1895 in Cleveland, Ohio - son of Mrs. C.W. Kent, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as electrical engineer; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 December 1915 (number 207223) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 May 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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