Private Charles Waterston

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

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography.

Picture of Private Waterston and his British War Medal

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