Next of kin reported as Mrs. C. P. J. Berry of 30 Emma St., Chatham, ON. Charlaes had two brothers also serving Pte Bernie, RCE. and LAC Francis RCAF postal corps., a sister Rita M. served for two years with the RCAF Women’s Division. Charles enlisted in July of 1940, trained at Camp Bordon before going overseas in 1941. He saw action soon after D-Day fighting in France, Belgium and Holland and Germany.
While in England he married Ivy (nee Tilly) of Nottingham, England and they had two children in England, Patrick and John,(Patrick was two years old when he arrived with his mother in Canada, John just a baby), she had been married to Charles for three years. Charles was still serving with the RCOC in Germany when Ivy arrived in Chatham. CDN 7/05/45.
Reported returning to Canada from overseas duty aboard the troopship “Pasteur” expect to dock at Quebec City on the 22nd of September 1945. CDN 20/09/45. Reported returned from overseas duty CDN 23/09/45. Charles was discharged 3/11/1945.
Charles passed away 8/07/1992 at the age of 74 years and is buried with his war bride Ivey at the Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, ON.