Thursday 11 August 2011

Private Charles Pedersen

Born on 17 January 1890 in Norway - husband of Florence Pedersen, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Lutheran; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 April 1916 (number 246156) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - killed in action on 9 April 1918 - buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery (grave VI.B.26), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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