Friday 3 May 2013

Private Charles Douglas Hamlyn Yonge

Born on 2 April 1887 in Bishops Waltham, Portsmouth, England - son of Walter Scrymshire S. Vernon (deceased) and Alexandrina Sara Ada Yonge, Farsham, Hampshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Stratford, Ontario; trade as buffer and polisher; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 110th Battalion, CEF, in Stratford, Ontario, on 18 April 1916 (number 727779) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - killed in action on 17 August 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Yonge's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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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