Private Charles Matthewson

Private Charles Matthewson, 16th Battalion ( Manitoba Regiment ) Canadian Infantry. He was killed in action on 2nd May 1915  during the Second Battle of Ypres, aged 31. He was the son of Rowaleyn William and Elizabeth Matthewson of Oxton and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cenmetery Pas de Calais, France. He had emigrated to Canada but on the outbreak of war he had enlisted in Vancouver, British Columbia and had come over with the first Canadian Contingent.

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