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SALE, Charles Edward

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
West Sandling Camp - Kent - England
Date of Death
Age at Death
39 years
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:         2nd Canadian Infantry Division
                                             4th Infantry Brigade
                                             18th Battalion  -  Western Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
DATE OF BIRTH:            October 15, 1877
                                             London Township – County of Middlesex - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH:           January 18, 1916                  39 years
CEMETERY:                     Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension – Bailleul
                                             Nord – France
                                             II     B     70
WIFE:                                 Mrs. Kate Hughes - Goderich
FATHER:                           Mr. Edward Sale – London
Occupation:                        Dental Surgeon                    Religion:
Enlistment:                         November 4, 1914 – West Sandling - England
Enlistment Age:                 36 years

He was educated in London Township and in London proper at St. Mary’s Collegiate and London Collegiate Institute and following that at the Royal College of Dental surgeons. He is honoured on the Roll of Service at the University of Toronto.
He had his dental practice in Goderich prior to his enlistment.
Before leaving Canada he was promoted from Captain to Major on March 15, 1915. He left Canada for overseas on the S.S. Grampian and went into France on September 15, 1915
After leaving Canada and going to England he was sent to France during September of 1915 and was serving in the St. Eloi – Ypres areas of the front during the autumn.
He was wounded in the leg as he was in the trenches, was tended to immediately but died in the ambulance on the way to No. 5 Base Hospital.
According to the War Diaries of the Battalion, Major Sale was gravely wounded about 9:30 pm on 
January 17th by an enemy rifle grenade and that he died very early in the morning of January 18th. His funeral was on held on January 19th.