Kenora Great War Project

 

Personal Details
Date of BirthFebruary 20, 1875
Place of BirthGlasgow
CountryScotland
Marital StatusSingle
Next of KinMrs Edgar, sister-in-law, 302 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Trade / CallingTelegraph Linesman
ReligionPresbyterian
Service Details
Regimental NumberA39394
Service Record Link to Service Record
Battalion52nd Battalion
ForceCanadian Expeditionary Force
BranchCanadian Infantry
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Place of EnlistmentKenora, Ontario
Age at Enlistment40
Theatre of ServiceCanada
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details

Edgar, Charles

According to his attestation papers, Charles Edgar was born on 20 February 1875 in Glasgow, Scotland. With occupation given as telegraph linesman and a sister-in-law back in Scotland as next of kin, Charles signed his attestation papers in Kenora, Ontario on 3 June 1915. He listed 9 years previous military experience with the 1st Royal Dragoons. As a Private with the 52nd Battalion he was discharged from service on 11 August 1915 in Port Arthur, ‘not likely to become an efficient soldier’. His whereabouts after discharge are unknown.

by Judy Stockham

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