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Name: Charles Henry Williams Regimental Number: 817864 Rank: Lance Sergeant Battalion: 140th Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Date of Birth: April 14, 1875 (census records 1877) Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: February 25, 1916 Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Address at Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Age at Enlistment: 40 Height: 5 feet, 9 ½ inches Complexion: light Eyes: blue Hair: dark brown Trade: Engineer Marital Status: Married Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Jessie E. T. Williams (Wife) St. John, NB Date of Death: October 1, 1918 Age at Death: 43 Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery, France Grave Reference: LXVIII. G. 4 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 War Memorial Lance Sergeant Williams was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on April 14, 1916, the son of Charles H. Williams (1841-1909 and Roberta Eleanor (McNamer) Williams (1855-1943). He was the husband of Jessie Elizabeth Shute (1872-1942) married on August 29, 1910 at Dartmouth, NS. They were living in St. John, NB after 1911, prior to his enlistment. He enlisted with the 140th Battalion in St. John. He embarked Halifax on September 25, 1916 and disembarked at Liverpool, England on October 6, 1916. He sailed on the SS Corsican. He served in France with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from November 25, 1917 and was wounded on September 30, 1918 suffering a gun shot wound to his arm and shoulder and was admitted to No. 26 General Hospital at Etaples where he died on October 1, 1918 from his wounds. 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 Canadian Virtual War Memorial
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