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."
Personal details have been collected from official Service Records and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Some of the additional information has been provided by War Diaries, Libera Me (G.E. Spittael), Polder Fighting (R.W. Catsburg), Veterans Affairs Canada, WW2 Talk, Aircrew Remembered and other sources. The commonwealth-adegem.com website is not responsible for incorrect information.
Everything has been collected and processed voluntarily by Michael van de Velde, Netherlands. Along the way I had great support from expert researchers and other volunteers. Thank you!