Charles George Mash

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Jul 6, 1894

Born in Bethnal Green, London, England to Charles and Agnes Louise (nee Timberlake) Mash


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario

Ø      Number 59643 (temporary number 903)

Ø      Next of kin given as Agnes Mash, mother, Laurentian View Post Office, Ottawa, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farm Labourer

Ø      Previous military experience given as the 43rd Regiment, DCOR (Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles)

Ø      Religion given as Baptist

Ø      Assigned to “H” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “D” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, Hythe, Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Jan 10, 1916

While in the N & O front line trench near the Hollandeschur Farm, he received bullet wounds to his abdomen and was removed to the No. 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) near Bailleul.


Jan 11, 1916

Private Mash died of his wounds at the No. 1 CCS and was buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Bailleul, France

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Charles Mash, Warrenville P.O., Peace River, Alberta.

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. Agnes Mash, at the same address.


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