Saturday 6 March 2010

Private Charles Frederick Key

Born on 29 September 1877 in York, England - husband of Annie Key, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade bricklayer; married; no current military service; previously served as a Private with the York and Lancaster Regiment (65th) (three months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 March 1916 (number 669919) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 8 June 1918.

(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)

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