Wednesday 5 September 2012

Private Charles Thompson

Born on 15 April 1879 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, Scotland – brother of Mrs. Anna Walton, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Scotland – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Minnedosa, Manitoba; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in St. Boniface, Manitoba, on 25 November 1915 (number 291786) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 – declared missing, presumed dead, on 30 October 1917 – name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

(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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