Sale, Charles Edward: Major


Son of Edward Knight Sale, of London, Ontario; husband of Kate Hughes Campaigne (formerly Sale), of St. George’s Crescent, Goderich, Ontario.

War Diary of Wounding and Death:

Place:  Vierstraat

January 17, 1916:  Major Sale was badly hit about 9.30 p.m. by enemy rifle grenade, he died about midnight.

January 19, 1916:  Major SALE was buried to-day in Bailleul. G.O.C Army corp and G.O.C. 4th Brigade attended service. Also IO.C. 18th. Battn and Company officers.


Source: CVWM



Honour Roll – “University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918”, 1921.


CHARLES EDWARD SALE Oct. 15, 1878 – Jan. 17, 1916

Major, Eighteenth Battalion.

Son of the late Edward Knight Sale; b. London Tp.; ed. London Tp. and London P.SS., St. Mary’s C.I., London C.I.; R. College of Dental Surgeons 1900-04, d.D.S.; Practicing at Goderich; 32nd Regt. Capt.; md. Kate Hughes Campaigne.

He was appointing in November 1914 as Captain of the 18th Battalion, Second Contingent, and was later promoted Major. Reaching France in September 1915 he served in the St. Eloi – Ypres area throughout the autumn. While on duty in the trenches he was wounded in the leg, and died in the ambulance as hew was being taken back to No. 5 Base Hospital. Buried at Bailleul.

Source: Honour Roll – “University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918”, 1921. via CVWM.


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