CEF Soldier Detail

Private Charles Frederick Cox Mitchell
Died: January 5, 1916

Regimental Number:
428078
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
7th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Victoria, British Columbia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Victor William Mitchell, 810, Park Road
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
May 15, 1896
Trade or Calling:
Student
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
New Westminster, British Columbia
Date of Enlistment:
March 12, 1915
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
5 Feet 11 Inches
Chest:
39 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
south of Messines
Date of Death:
January 5, 1916
Age at Death:
19
Buried at:
Berks Cemetery Extension, Ploegsteert, Belgium
Plot:
III. C. 50
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6248 - 12
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
Member of the 72nd Regiment
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 7th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 47th Battalion 2nd Reinforcing Draft

Only son of Victor William Mitchell and Caroline Evelyn Landor, his wife, of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Enlisted 72nd Seaforth Highlanders (Vancouver) January 1915, transf. to 47th Bn. March, 1915. 

CEF Burial Registers - Killed in Action - whilst taking part in operations South of Messines, he was hit in the head and instantly killed by an enemy rifle bullet.