Tuesday 28 September 2010

Private Charles Gordon Matthewson

Born on 7 October 1896 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Robert and Elizabeth Catherine Matthewson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as bricklayer; single; no current or previous military experience; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8.25 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 18 January 1916 (number 775645) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 26 March 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.F.25), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank you for posting this information. This is my great, great, great, great uncle. I have found his Canadian Silver Cross with his name stamped on the back in cleaning out my fathers storage, quite amazing this history.
Thanks you again!
Teri Matthewson, from Toronto ON