Tuesday 19 July 2011

Private Charles Edward Parliament

Born on 9 April 1890 in Parry Sound district, Ontario - son of Mrs. T.H. Scott, McKellar, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Haileybury, Ontario; trade as barber; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in Haileybury, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 648693) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - invalided sick to England on 18 February 1918.

(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)

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