Friday 10 February 2012

Private Charles Ernest St. George

Born on 11 June 1894 in Westnorwood, Surrey, England - son of Sergeant Charles Albert St. George, 3rd Battalion, West Riding Regiment, England - friend of Miss Marjorie Saunders, Smith Falls, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stationary fireman; single; currently a member of the 42nd Regiment's guard at Petawawa (five months); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 1 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410412) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 12 August 1917 - invalided to England on 16 August 1917 - later served with reserve units.

(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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