CHANNELL, CHARLES ALFRED

Birthdate
Birthplace
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age
29
Parents
Son of Alfred and Lyle Margaret Channell of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Christian Science
Occupation
Grocery buyer
Service number
Canadian officiers don't provide a service number
Engagement
1942-07-11
Disembarked
1944-08-12, France
Date of death
1944-09-13
Died
Killed in action, Belgium
Force
Rank
Awards
Royal Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 3 | Row C | Grave 7

"IN LOVING MEMORY OF A PRECIOUS ONLY SON AND DEAR BROTHER. A LOYAL CANADIAN"

Military grave
Additional info

Qualified as Clerk Group "C" on November 1, 1942.

Promoted to the rank of Acting Sergeant on proceeding to Officers Training Centre on March 10, 1943.

Qualified as 2nd Lieutenant Infantry on June 17, 1943.

Qualified and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Infantry on July 17, 1943.

A handwritten letter: "On or about 13 Sept 1944 near Brugge, Belgium, liberated the 12 Sept, by Canadians, Lt. C.A. Channell led a patrol to locate the enemy. He was killed by a grenade thrown over a wall. One of the men with him told me in October that Mr. Channell wanted to make the German prisoner instead of shooting him he hurled the grenade."

CHANNELL, CHARLES ALFRED
Lt. Channell: Middle row, 4th from the left. Photo donated by Sharon Misener (1st cousin 3x removed).