Saturday 14 May 2011

Private Charles Gordon Nevison

Born on 29 March 1899 in Assa, Saskatchewan - son of Thomas and Luisa (or Louise, nee Weeks) Nevison, Melfort, Saskatchewan - brother of Liley May, George H., Robert L., Luisa N., and Norman A. Nevison - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Melfort, Saskatchewan; assistant butter maker; single; no current militia service; previously served with the Melfort High School cadets (two years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 31 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 10 July 1916 (number 261638) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 23 August 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, on 6 September 1918.

Married Bernice Moud Hebener (born c.1897 in Huntsville, Ontario - daughter of Hiram and Alice (nee Houseman) Hebener) in Simcoe, Ontario, on 2 May 1921 - Nevison was a fireman at this time, Hebener a cook.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; ibid, RG 31, Series C-1, Census of Canada, 1901, Rosthern, SK, The Territories, page 12, family number 98 (via; 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; Archives of Ontario, Marriages, 1801-1928 (via

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