McKie, Charles Leonard: Service no. 141958

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Source: September 1916 casualty.

Newspaper Clipping – Brantford Courier December 16, 1916. Source: CVWM

Newspaper Clipping – Brantford Courier December 16, 1916. Source: CVWM

Pte. Chas. McKie

Was killed in action during the severe fighting around Combles on Sept. 15th, 1916. He was the youngest son of the late Peter and Mrs. McKie, being born in Paris 19 years ago, and was employed in the Sweater Dept. of Penman Ltd., at the outbreak of hostilities. He enlisted in the 76th batt. and went overseas with a draft in Sept. 1915, later crossing to France, being attached to a signalling corps. A widow and a baby daughter are left to mourn his demise, as also three brothers and one sister – Andrew and William of Hamilton, Robert and Margaret of Paris. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Source: Brantford Courier December 16, 1916.

"KILLED IN ACTION." He was killed during the advance and capture pf Courcelette. No further information as to the actual circumstances under which he met is death is available.

“KILLED IN ACTION.” He was killed during the advance and capture pf Courcelette. No further information as to the actual circumstances under which he met is death is available.

Roll of Honour – This Roll of Honour appeared in the pamphlet distributed at the Paris Ontario War Memorial's unveiling and dedication ceremony on November 11th, 1930. Source: CVWM

Roll of Honour – This Roll of Honour appeared in the pamphlet distributed at the Paris Ontario War Memorial’s unveiling and dedication ceremony on November 11th, 1930. Source: CVWM

Inscription – His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial (2010). Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens) Source: CVWM

Inscription – His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial (2010). Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens) Source: CVWM

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