Charles Albert Wendt




Jul 3, 1893

Born at Ottawa Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 60043 (temporary number 817)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs W Leary of 33 Ivy Ave., Ottawa Ontario (relationship unknown)

o       Later changed to 364 McKay St., Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Stated to be single

Ø      Previous occupation given as Florist

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “G” Company (later assigned to the Machine Gun Section)

o       It is worthy to note that he was permitted to witness his own signature for both the Declaration and the Oath


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal for England 



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport and proceeded to West Sandling Camp near Hythe, Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked at Folkstone for France


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Nov 14, 1915

Wounded by a gun shot wound in the abdomen and taken to No 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Nov 16, 1915

Died of wounds at No 3 CCS and buried at Bailleul Cemetery by Rev AV Hodges.  Rev Hodges also erected the cross on the grave

Bailleul Communal Cemetery
Bailleul France


Dec 30, 1920

Scroll sent to father, William J Wendt, at 2209 Linwood Ave., Niagara Falls, New York, USA


Apr 19, 1921

1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal were sent to his father at address above


Sep 21 1921

Death Plaque sent to father at address above.


No Memorial Cross was sent out - no eligible recipient




During the Remembrance Day ceremonies in 2008, Veteran's Affairs Canada conducted a vigil each night for the week leading up to November 11.  This vigil consisted of projecting the names of every Canadian soldier who is listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on various buildings and monuments across Canada, and in London England.  The photo below shows Charles Wendt's name being projected on the outside wall of Canada House in London England.



For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below is the name of Charles Wendt being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.


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