Thursday 14 July 2011

Private Charles Parker

Born on 15 November 1881 in Union, Ontario - son of Mrs. Daniel Sullivan, Union, Ontario - parents were American born - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as cook; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8 inches; dark complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 29 December 1915 (number 207235) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - wounded on 28 or 29 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 November 1917 - invalided sick to England on 6 January 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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