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Charles Turner Van Straubenzee

In memory of:

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Turner Van Straubenzee

October 9, 1918

Military Service


Age:

42

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Dragoons (1st Armoured Regiment)

Citation(s):

Mentioned in despatches, London Gazette 29623, 15 June 1916, Mentioned in despatches, London Gazette 18 October 1916, Mentioned in despatches, London Gasette 29890, 2 January 1917; Mentioned in despatches London Gazette 30706, 28-5-1918 by Sir Douglas Haig for gallant and distinguished conduct in the field. 1914-15 Star.

Additional Information


Born:

June 17, 1876
Kingston, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 16, 1914

Son of Mrs. van Straubenzee of Kingston Ontario. Husband of Essy van Straubenzee of Toronto, Ontario. Lt-Colonel van Straubenzee also served in South Africa, 1st Troop, Royal Canadian Dragoons. Enlisted for the First World War on 16 September 1914.

Commemorated on Page 516 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY
Aisne, France

Grave Reference:

IV. A. 13.

Location:

Premont is a village some 19.5 kilometres south-east of Cambrai on the road to Guise and a little south-east of the main straight road from St Quentin to Le Cateau. PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY is 1.5 kilometres south-east of the village on the south side of the road to Bohain.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article
  • Photo of Charles Turner Van Straubenzee– Photo courtesy of Thomas L. Skelding
  • Memorial– LCol Charles Turner Van Straubenzee memorial plaque, Saint George's Cathedral, Syndenham, Kingston, Ontario.
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial– Memorial window, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Photo of Charles Turner Van Straubenzee– Memorial doll, Royal Military College, Kingston

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