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Enlisted Personnel, World War One - C

Callaghan, Francis Vincent:
Born Richmond township. Occupation before enlistment, bartender (Deseronto). Wounded at the Battle of the Somme. Recovered and saw action again at Vimy Ridge. At Passchendaele he won the Military Medal. #454676

Cambridge, William Kenneth:
Born Yarker, Ontario. Occupation before enlistment, employee of Canadian Express Company, Kingston. Formerly the bandsman with the 47th Regiment. Went overseas 1915. Taken on strength with the Royal Field Artillery in France and Belgium. Was at the Battle of the Somme, Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele, where he was mentioned in the despatches. Killed in action near Amiens during third Somme offensive, March 26, 1918. Buried Pozzieres Cemetery, France. The casualty records omitted the fact that he was a Canadian, and he is buried as an English soldier. #510023

Cambridge, William M.
Born Yarker. Served in France and Belgium for two years. Was at the Battle of the Somme, Arras and Passchendaele. #138269

Campbell, Gordon E.
Born in Picton. Occupation before enlistment, student at Queen's University. Served in France and Belgium at hospital and with ambulance corps. Was at the bombardment of the hospital at Etaples. #535425

Campbell, H. A.: Of Bath. 3rd Depot Battalion.

Campbell, Hugh
Born Camden township, son of William Campbell. Occupation before enlistment, farmer near Moscow. Drafted - mustered Barriefield, May 8, 1918. Served in Canada with 1st Depot Battalion. #3058667

Campbell, Leeman Gerald:
Of Croydon, the son of Adam Campbell. Occupation, labourer. Enlisted January 1916 with the 146th Battalion. #835503

Card, William Clinton
Born Sillsville. Served in merchant marine for four years, carrying ammunition and foodstuffs to France, coal to Spain and Africa, and fruit back to England. Died of influenza, Toronto, 1920.

Carr, Arthur:
Son of Sarah Ann Card, a widow, of Napanee. Arthur was born in the United States, in Saginaw, Michigan. In 1911 the family were living in Newburgh. Occupation, labourer. Enlisted with the 146th Battalion in 1916. He already had three years of military training with the 47th (Frontenac) Regiment. Taken on strength with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, and served for two years. He received a blighty in the form of [an injury to the hand?] In 1919, when he re-enlisted in Montreal, he said that he had been working as a railroader in the interim. #835969

Carr, Edward
Born West Huntingdon. Lived Napanee. He was a step-son of Henry Kelly. Served in 1st Field Ambulance in France, Belgium and Germany. Was gassed. The gas severely damaged Carr's lungs. After the War, his health slowly deteriorated and it became difficult for him to work. There was no social safety net then. In the 1930's, Carr returned to Napanee where his family gave what assistance they could. In March of 1938 he was seen, sitting outside late at night, and taken to County Gaol for shelter. He explained to the Police Chief that he was unable to work and had consulted a doctor who had taken x-rays of his lungs. That night, he was unable to sleep for coughing, and died in the gaol the following morning. #835386

Carr, George Patton
Born Ottawa. Lived Napanee. Occupation before enlistment, banker. Attached to Controller of Salvage in France. [a.k.a. Reiffenstein]

Carroll, Arthur
Born Sandhurst. Served in 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles in France where he participated in the battle for Vimy Ridge. Died of wounds, 1917.

Carroll, Joseph Willson
Born Sillsville. Occupation before enlistment, farmer. Was in the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, and was wounded at Vimy Ridge. Was at Mons, Hill 70. Was gassed at Cambrai and ended the war in an English hospital.

Carruthers, G.

Carscallen, Anite Ailene "Nita"
Nurse. Served in England, caring for wounded soldiers.

Carscallen, Allen Archibald
Born Strathcona, 1898. Occupation before enlisting, clerk. Enlisted April 20th, 1918. #3057884

Carscallen, Roy
Born in Selby. Occupation before enlistment, farmer. Served in France and was wounded at Vimy Ridge. #835251

Carter, Fred H.
Born Bloomfield. Lived Napanee. Occupation before enlistment, student. Served in medical unit sent to Dardanalles in 1915, then attached to army of occupation in Egypt. #855

Carter, John Albert:
Born London, England. Came to Napanee with his family in 1907. (Father worked at Gibbard's.) Attended school in Napanee. Family moved to Hamilton year before the war. He enlisted 1916 and served overseas with the Princess Pat's. Killed in action August 26, 1918. His name is on Vimy Memorial. #240561

Carter, Lawrence P.
Born Bloomfield. Lived Napanee. Occupation before enlistment, student. Served in France and Belgium. Was at Arras, Boulou Wood, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons. #344930

Casada, Burton Nelson:
Born Northbrook. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058482

Cassibo, Edward:
Lumberman of Flinton. Volunteered in December of 1915, but found medically unfit for 146th Battalion. Volunteered again in 1917 and taken on strength with 254th Battalion "for home service". #835187 and #1093233

Cassibo, Thomas

Chaddock, Albert

Chalk, George Sydney:
Born Lime Lake, Hungerford twp. Lived Erinsville and Napanee. Occupation before enlistment, farmer and fireman. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. Served in a reserve battalion in England. #3059461

Chalmers, Dalton
Born Napanee. Graduate of Queen's University. Occupation at time of enlistment, electrical engineer, Chicago. Was serving in England when war ended. #210486

Chalmers, Walter Neilson
Born Adolphustown. Occupation before enlistment, carpenter. Attached to Royal Engineers in France, Belgium. #320126

Champagne, Norman Charles:
Was born at Flinton where he worked on the family farm. He enlisted in 1916 with the 146th Battalion but later was transferred to the 3rd Depot Battalion. #835268

Charleton, Percy

Charters, Dalton

Chatterson, Garnet

Clancy, F.G.
Born Newburgh. Occupation before enlistment, drug salesman. Served in Princess Patricias and in Canadian Army Medical Corps. in England. Meritorious and distinguished service award, 1918. #Mc9175

Clancy, G.S.
Born Newburgh. Graduate of Queen's University (medicine). Medical officer with 13th Field Ambulance, attached to the 4/5 Warwickshire Regiment, he spent over three years at the front and was present at the Somme, Cambrai, Arras, Calencies and other battles. Was mentioned in despatches. Was gassed twice, the first time at St. Quentin.

Clark, Alex. M.

Clark, Austin Dorland
Born Enterprise. Occupation before enlistment, blacksmith. Killed in action, Vimy Ridge, 1917. #636867

Clark, Charles C.

Clark, E. H.

Clark, R. Earl
Born Kingston. Lived Napanee. Occupation before enlistment, trainman. Served in France and Belgium in railway construction. #1027650

Cleall, Jessie (Miss)
Superintendent of girls doing repair of aircraft wings, Camp Mohawk near Deseronto.

Cleall, Kenneth
Born Selby. Occupation before enlistment, law student. Royal Flying Corps. Training in Canada when war finished. #153641

Clement, Joseph Ray:
Farmer, of Bath. 1st Depot Battalion, 1918. #3058451

Close, Herbert Armstrong:
Born Tamworth. Occupation before enlistment, farmer. Drafted Barriefield, 1918. Served in Canada in 1st Depot Battalion. #3058396

Clute, Hiram Casey
Born near Sillsville. Occupation before enlistment, hardware merchant (Saskatchewan). Served in France with 10th Canadian Mounted Rifles. #115798

Cochrane, James
Born Stella, Amherst Island. Occupation before enlistment, employee of Dominion Sugar. Served Canadian Cycling Corps. in France and Belgium. Saw action at Passchendaele, Amiens and Cambria. Wounded. #541117

Cochrane, Samuel
Born Stella, Amherst Island. Occupation before enlistment, employee of Canada Steamship Lines. Served in Canada, in Canadian Army Service Corps. #2774051

Cole, Clayton D.
Born Tweed. Lived Northbrook. Occupation before enlistment, farmer. Was training with the 146th Battalion when the war ended. #344161

Cole, Earl Spencer
Born Tweed. Lived Northbrook. Occupation before enlistment, engineer. When first enlisted, was discharged for being under age. Enlisted again in 1916 and served in France and Belgium. Saw action at Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Hill 70, Amiens and Arras. Was gassed. # 835370

Cole, Edwin

Cole, Elbearn F.

Cole, Lee E.
Born Tweed. Lived Northbrook. Occupation before enlistment, miner. Saw action in France and Belgium at Ypres, the Somme, Vimy and Passchendaele. Was wounded twice and gassed once. #12095

Coleman, Harry K.
Born Deseronto. Lived Napanee. Occupation before enlistment, bank clerk. Served in France, Belgium and Germany. Saw action at Passchendaele, Amiens, Third Battle of the Somme, Arras, Cambrai. #342974

Colville, Frederick Thomas:
Born Bath, Ontario. Occupation, Farmer. Drafted Kingston, 1917. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058453

Conger, Maxwell J.
Born Napanee. Occupation before enlistment, Gibbard Furniture and then Brown, Lipt Chapin in Syracuse. Served in Canada. Attached to Canadian Army Medical Corps.

Conway, Earl
Born Newburgh. Occupation before enlistment, bookkeeper. Served in France and Belgium. #1099294

Cook, B. W.
Born England (Sheffield?). Lived Dorland. Occupation before enlistment, farm hand. Served with Canadian Army Service Corps. in France. #219733

Cook, Robert
Of Enterprise. 1st Depot Battalion, 1918. Served at Barriefield Camp. #3058401

Cooper, George A.
Born Glasgow, Scotland. Lived Enterprise. Occupation before enlistment, tinsmith. Served with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Was at Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Hill 70, Amiens, Monchy, Cambrai, Valenciennes, Mons. Was awarded the Mons medal by the people of Mons. Was gassed once. #835732

Corkill, E.F.
Born Sarnia. [Family lived Napanee.] Occupation before enlistment, theology student at Queen's University. Killed at the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

Cormick, John J.

Cornall, Bert
Born Blackpool, England. Lived Richmond township. Occupation before enlistment, farm labourer.

Cornell, Arthur E.
Born Napanee. Occupation before enlistment, plumber and tinsmith [Bowmanville?]. Served as a mechanic in the R.A.F. in Canada. #73809

Coulter, Robert

Coulter, Robert W.:
Born near Lime Lake in Hungerford township. Lived near Moscow, Ontario. Occupation before enlistment, farmer. Served in Canada with 1st Depot Battalion. #3058358

Coulter, Rosswell
Born Camden East township [June 4, 1897]. Occupation before enlistment, student. Enlisted Belleville, September 11, 1915. #219328

Courtney, R. A.

Cousins, Stewart:
Born Enterprise. At time of enlistment, farming near Saskatoon. Served overseas with 54th Battalion, in France and Belgium. Was at the Somme and Vimy Ridge. #474325

Cousins, T. R.:
Appears on Wilson's list. No one of that name found.

Cousins, Thomas William:
Born Hampshire, England. Came to Canada as a boy. Before the war, was working as a farm labourer and living with the Roland Hawley family in Richmond township, near Napanee, where he attended school. Enlisted April, 1916, when just shy of eighteen in the 146th Battalion. He was part of the second draft of the 146th used to shore up the ranks of the ill-fated 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, and arrived in France in November of 1916. "We went into the trenches about the last of December," Cousins recalled, "and stayed for eighteen days. When we first went in it was quite nice and dry, but on the second day in it rained all day and by night the trenches stood from about two to three feet in mud and water. We were then issued gum boots to keep our feet and legs dry, but seeing that we had to be in it for so long at a time, they were not much good." After being in the support lines for a few days, they were moved to the front line, and Pte. Cousins was assigned to a listening post. "The duty of the man is to warn as quickly as possible the comrades in the front line, and then to look after himself," said Cousins. He was also sent out on work parties. "The weather was foul... most of the time it was raining. To make matters worse, Fritz had a nasty habit of strafing us." When eventually relieved, the men were filthy. Many had not had a chance to shave or wash for days and were plastered with mud.
After a brief rest, the men were sent back behind the lines to practice going over the top in preparation for a big offensive on Easter Sunday. Sunday came, and they were told the event was postponed for 24 hours. Monday dawned with the "lads as eager to go over as if they were going to a picnic at home". Thus began Cousin's part in the battle for Vimy Ridge. "I was a bomber," he wrote. "I carried 120 rounds ball ammunition and 50 rounds blank ammunition (the latter used for firing off rifle grenades). I also carried 14 mills bombs, 2 flares and 4 sandbags. I had also with me my rifle and bayonet, and a rifle grenade cup and 48 hours iron rations. As you see, we did not have much to carry, so what do they do but stick a shovel or pick onto each of us to "dig in" if we reached our objective. At 4:30, we left our support trench and went up to the front line. Meanwhile, our guns of every calibre were pounding the lines of the Fritzs all to bits. At 5:30, the order came along the trench to fix bayonets. We fixed our bayonets, and all the time we were joking amongst each other as to what we were going to send each other when we got back to 'Blighty'. Sometimes, there were one or two of the lads who spoke about home, and then we became a little serious. Of course, we were a little downhearted but when we come to look back at it, it does not seem so bad after all. Well, at 5:25, our guns ceased, and the order came along, 'Get ready!' Every man looked to his rifle and bombs and awaited the order to move. Suddenly, a few seconds after 5:25, our guns let loose. When they did, you could not hear a single word that your chum said, even if he were only a few feet away. At 5:30 we moved out of our lines and made a dash for Fritz's front line. We had about 200 yards to cover, but we had his first line in two minutes. As for myself, after climging out of the trench, I was forced to go through our own wire. I got safely through it and had got about ten yards the other side of it when a whizz bang came along and exploded right behind me. The concussion knocked me off my feet and I received seven pieces of shapnel in my legs, but after getting to my feet again, I did not feel any great pain, so I went on. I got between his third and fourth lines, when I ran across my platoon stretcher-bearer. He asked me if I was wounded. I said I had got a scratch or two. He looked at my legs and bandaged them up, and then told me to beat it out. I got down to the dressing station and was looked after, and next morning I was in Bolonge. ... After four weeks in convalescence, I was sent to Shorncliffe, and there I ran across some of the lads who came out of the April 9th scrap. I learned that Pte. McTaggart and W.A. Dafoe, and also Ptes. Asselstine and C. McCabe had been killed, and numerous of our lads wounded... We are all deeply affected at the deaths of the lads who have fought by our sides for months but we all knew that some had to be taken, and life in Flanders makes a man so hard that event the death of a brother sometimes does not make him angry." Private T.W. Cousins, writing from Shorncliffe, July, 1917. #835848

Covert, T. H.

Cowan, Aubrey H.:
Born at Napanee. Attended University of Toronto. At time of enlistment, attending Ontario Agricultural College. Served overseas at No. 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital and No. 2. Field Ambulance. Saw action in France, Belgium and Germany. Attended wounded at Passchendaele, Amiens, Arras and Cambrai. #528538

Cowdy, O.

Coxall, Lawrence:
Born Tamworth, Ontario. Occupation at time of enlistment, student. Served overseas with 95th and 20th Battalions. Was at Vimy Ridge, Lens, Passchendaele and Cambrai. Was wounded three times. The third injury (right arm) left him partly disabled. #8351909

Craig, Reta:
Nursing sister.

Creighton, C. B.:
Born Hawley, Ontario. At time of his enlistment was a lumber merchant at Qu'Applle. Served overseas in France and Belgium with the 31st Battery. Was at the Somme (where he was wounded), Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Arras, Amiens, Cambrai and Mons. #308735

Creighton, Samuel Morley:
Born Napanee. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058467

Cross, Edward

Crouse, Lewis J.:
Born at Albert, Tyendinaga township. Lived Napanee. Occupation before enlistment, labourer. At time of enlistment, was working as farm hand near Battleford, Saskatchewan. Assigned to 6th Canadian Reserve Battalion and sent to Britain, but the war was over before they were ready to go to the front. #3060364

Crouse, Oliver H.:
Born at Albert, Tyendinaga township. Lived Napanee. Occupation before enlistment, labourer. At time of enlistment, was looking after his parents. Served overseas with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders, then 4th Canadian Machine Gun Battalion. Was at Battle of the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 60 [sic], Aimiens, Ypres. Survived 2 1/2 years of active service. #220300

Cuddy, Philip Earl:
Born Cloyne. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058478

Cummings, F. P.

Cummings, Robert Eldon:
Born near Cloyne. Occupation before enlistment, farmer. Served with Military Police in England. Sent to front for one year, where he was wounded. #412099

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