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Fairweather Charles White
58th Bn. Canadian Infantry - Central Ontario Regiment
6 march 1897 , Joggins , Nova Scotia
13 june 1916
Son of Susan Fairweather , 618 Ontario Street , Toronto
5'7" = 1.70 m
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial
22 july 1915
31 october 1915
8 november 1915
13 june 1916
Enlisted at Sussex , New Brunswick in the 55th Bn.Canadian Infantry – New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island Regiment
The unit was mobilized and sent to Valcartier Training Camp.
They embarked in Montreal on the SS Corsican
Arrived at Devonport, England proceeding immediately to Bramshott Training Camp.
At Bramshott it became the 55th Reserve Battalion which provided reinforcements to the Canadian Battalions 'in the field' until 7 July 1916 when it was absorbed by the 40th Bn. CEF.
Private Fairweather was taken on strength by the 58th Bn. CEF while in England
Killed in action
An extract from the 58th Bn. CEF - War diary , 13 june 1916:
Location : Maple Copse , Zillebeke
'Weather : Rainy with southeastern wind.
Ordered by Brigade to make a bombing attck up Gourock Road , Hill & Vigo Streets , Bydand Avenue and Durham Lane trenches with the object of retaking old Front line. Heavy artillery wupport in early evening.
1.30 am the attack was made and was a complete success. The enemy retaliated with heavy and light artillery on our old Front line and Communication trenches and Maple Copse.
We captured 28 unwounded prisoners and accounted for many of the enemy's casualties which were heavy.
Our Casualties : 2 officers killed , other ranks not reported.
Private Fairweather Charles White was killed in action during an attack on enemy trenches near Maple Copse on the morning of 13 june 1916 , he was hit by enemy shrapnel and instantly killed.