Thursday 23 August 2012

Private Charles Fivash Telling

Born on 19 February 1890 in Bristol, England – son of William Frank and Sarah Elizabeth Telling, Bristol, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as moving picture operator; single; no current military service; previously served in the Imperial Service (four years, Bristol, England); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 23 April 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 June 1915 (number 410415) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 May 1916.

(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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