Wednesday 9 March 2011

Private Charles Wesley Mitz

Born on 30 March 1894 in Ivanhoe, Ontario - son of Walter Mitz, Stirling, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 1.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 25 August 1915 (number 219112) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 July 1916 - [then] - taken on the strength of the 3rd Canadian Labour Battalion, CEF, on 9 February 1917 - wounded on 28 June 1917 - transferred to the 4th Canadian Labour Battalion, CEF, on 21 November 1917 - wounded on 3 December 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 6 May 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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