Private Charles Waterston served in the 238th battalion (Ottawa) in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War One. He is entitled to the British War Medal only. His service number was 1035101. Private Waterson serve only in United Kingdom and never went to France during the war.
According to his enlistment form he was born on February 28th, 1897 in Kemptville, Ontario but according to the 1901 Canadian Census his birth date is January 28th
Trade : printer Religion : Roman Catholic Status : single
Height : 5′ 5″ Eyes : blue Hair : light brown
Weight : 137 lbs
Name of his mother : Margaret Waterston Address : 218 Friel street, Ottawa
Information from the 1901 Canadian census (taken in Kemptville, Ontario). He wa sliving with his family in Kemptville village, lot 59 Oxford street
Charles born on January 28th, 1897
Father : Charles born in 1850 Mother : Maggie born in 1860
Sister : Martha born in 1884 Sister : Mary born in 1886
Sister : Nellie born in 1895 Sister : Rose born in 1895
Enlisted on June 26th, 1916 in the 238th battalion (Forestry Battalion) in Ottawa, Canada.
Recruitment poster for the 238 th battalion
Sailed from Halifax on September 11th, 1916 on board the S.S. Scandinavian. Arrived in Liverpool on September 1916.
Transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps on December 7th, 1916.
Received the Good Conduct Badge on June 26th, 1918.
Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion on October 21st.
Embarked for Canada on September 6th, 1919.
Demobilised on September 17th in Ottawa, Ontario
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Picture of Private Waterston and his British War Medal