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Charles Henry Williams Force:   Battalion: 140th Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Number: 817864 Rank: Lance Sergeant Date of Birth: April 14, 1875 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia   Date of Enlistment: February 25, 1916 Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Address at Enlistment: 294 Rockland Rd., St. John, New Brunswick   Age at Enlistment: 40 Height:  5 feet, 9 1/2 inches Trade: Engineer Marital Status: Married   Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Mrs Jessie E. T. Williams, 294 Rockland Rd., St. John, New Brunswick     Lance Sergeant was born in Yarmouth Nova Scotia on April 14, 1916,  the son of C. H. and Roberta Williams. He enlisted with the 140h Battalion in St. John and transferred in France to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on November 25, 1917. He was wounded at Tilloy on September 25, 1918 and died from wounds on October 1, 1918.    Date of Death: October 1, 1918 Age at Death: 43 Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery, France  Commemorated on Page 523 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 4   Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument Memorial Cross - The Memorial Cross (more often referred to as the Silver Cross) was first instituted by Order-in-Council 2374, dated December 1, 1919. It was awarded to mothers and widows (next of kin) of Canadian soldiers who died on active duty or whose death was consequently attributed to such duty. Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada
  Lance Sergeant Charles Henry Williams  
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