CEF Soldier Detail

Corporal Charles Noel Thomas Carnsew

Regimental Number:
110077
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
5th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
Company:
B Squadron
Place of Birth:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
W.H. Carnsew, Father, 1112 Cardero St., Vancouver, British Columbia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
December 25, 1893
Trade or Calling:
Student
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Montreal, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
February 24, 1915
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Unknown    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1503-39
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Corporal Canadian Infantry 5th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles B Squadron

Student at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Was released from the Battalion to become an Officer with the 11th Reserve Battalion Yorkshire & Lancashire Regiment, 21/9/1915, as noted in the 5th CMR War Diary for that date. His Medal Index Card (PRO, Kew, England) indicates he joined the 1/1st Staffordshire Yeomanry attached Machine Gun Corps as a Lieutenant, then was transferred to the 18th Guards Machine Gun Regiment and finally transferred to the Royal Flying Corps.

Front Line Service pin # 227801 medals are still in the possession of the family