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21318   Private Daniel Charles
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Died: 22/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
Daniel Charles was born in April 1890 at Low Cross, Tullyhogue, Cookstown. He was the son of Henry Richard Charles. Daniel emigrated to Canada and enlisted in the Canadian Infantry on 24th September 1914 at Valcartier near Quebec. His enlistment papers show that he was 57 and worked as a clerk before enlisting. Daniel would have seen action in the Battle of Ypres which was fought between 22nd April and 25th May 1915. Private Charles would have been involved in the gas attack on the Canadian lines during the Battle of Gravenstafel. He would have seen action at the Battle of St. Julian where he was most likely wounded and died sometime later.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 1566268
Summary      
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 58
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1 1901 Census lists Dan Charles 1901 census lists Dan as age 10 living his uncle at house 9 in Beltonanean, Ballynasollus, Tyrone
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Daniel Charles
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Daniel Charles
4 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Daniel Charles's death
5 Daniel Charles Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (24 no.)
6 Lennox Wylie Belfast St Directory Lists Henry as a time-keeper