Sunday 23 December 2012

Corporal Charles Watts

Born on 15 June 1892 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England - son of William and Annie Watts, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cardinal, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 14 January 1916 (number 639417) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - buried in Passchendaele New British Cemetery (grave XIV.D.30), Belgium.

(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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