Monday 15 August 2011

Private Charles Roland Pember

Born on 14 August 1897 in Essex, England - son of Margaret Lillian Pember, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 204th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 11 April 1916 (number 237489) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 2 September 1917 - transferred to the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 20 July 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - wounded on 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 30 September 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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