Charles John Clue

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Sep 12, 1885

Born to Henry and Emma Jane Clue at London England


Mar 6, 1916

Attested into the 96th Battalion at Saskatoon Saskatchewan 

Ø      Number 204407

Ø      Next of kin given as Emma Clue, mother, of Shepherds Bush, London England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Butcher

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Sep 23, 1916

Appointed to Provisional Rank of Acting Lance Corporal


Sep 27, 1916

Embarked the SS Laconia at Halifax Nova Scotia


Oct 6, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England 

Appointed to rank of Acting Corporal


Oct 8, 1916

The 96th Battalion was absorbed into the 92nd Battalion at East Sandling


Jan 1, 1917

Confirmed in appointment of Acting Corporal


Jan 4, 1917

The 92nd Battalion was absorbed into the newly formed 5th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling


Jan 20, 1917

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Jan 21, 1917

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at the Rouelles Camp, Havre France as part of a draft of 1,022 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Jan 22, 1917

Left the CBD and joined the 21st Battalion who were conducting training exercises at Ruitz


Feb 20, 1917

Confirmed in the rank of Corporal


Apr 9, 1917

Cpl Clue was initially reported missing during the advance on Vimy Ridge.  It was later determined that he had been killed and was buried near the trenches.  After the war had ended, his body was exhumed and relocated to a permanent cemetery at Thelus

Thelus Military Cemetery
Thelus France

After the war had ended, his mother, Mrs Emma Clue, received the following:  British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Cross, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll 

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