Friday 7 December 2012

Private Charles James Ward

Born on 18 August 1872 in London, England – husband of Mrs. C.J. Ward, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; married; no current military service; previously served with The Royal Canadian Regiment (six years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a drummer in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 April 1915 (number 410215) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 19 February 1916.

(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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