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Charles Colin Standish

In memory of:

Lieutenant Charles Colin Standish

May 9, 1917

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


19th Bn.


Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


October 4, 1888
Swansea, Wales


November 11, 1914
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Charles and Annie Standish, of Swansea, Wales. Lieutenant Standish was a descendant of Standish de Standish.

Commemorated on Page 331 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. J. 5.


Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Charles Standish
  • Newspaper Clipping– Lt. Charles Colin Standish was born in Swansea, Wales.  In honoured memory.
  • Grave Marker– Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England
  • Newspaper clipping– Newspaper clipping source from The Leamington Post (Leamington, Ontario). Also noting error in name of medal received in this news clip. RIP Lt. Standish

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