Sunday 6 March 2011

Private Charles William Mison

Born on 27 September 1887 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Daisy Mison, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as plasterer; married; currently a member of the Active Militia; previously served with the American 1st Cavalry (three years) and the Governor General's Foot Guards (one year); Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 2nd Battalion, CEF, in Valcartier, Quebec, on 22 September 1914 (number 7881) - [then] - joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 April 1915 - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - transferred to the Canadian Engineers, CEF, on 26 January 1917 - rejoined the 2nd Battalion on 22 September 1917 - promoted to the rank of Acting-Corporal - [then] - joined the Canadian Ordnance Corps [?], in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 January 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)

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