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Charles Percival Waldie

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Charles Percival Waldie

September 26, 1915

Military Service


Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Division:

8th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of John and Mary Waldie, of Burlington, Ontario. Brother of Lieutenant Walter Scott Waldie who died on February 19, 1919 while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 602 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LOOS MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The Loos Memorial forms the side and back of Dud Corner Cemetery near the village of Loos-en-Gohelle, which is about 5 kilometres north-west of Lens. The Dud Corner Cemetery, which stands almost on the site of a German strong point, the Lens Road Redoubt, captured by the 15th (Scottish) Division on the first day of the battle, is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, on the N43, the main Lens to Bethune road. Over 1,700 officers and men are buried here, the great majority of whom fell in the Battle of Loos. The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, and who have no known grave. It covers the period from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the date of the Armistice. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Photo of Charles Percival Waldie– From The War Book of Upper Canada College, edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during the First World War.
  • Photo of brother Walter Waldie– From "The War Book of Upper Canada College", edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during WWI.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Globe Toronto Thursday October 7, 1915
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  The Globe, Toronto Friday December 3, 1915
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article
  • Memorial Tablet– Both Waldie brothers are remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet. It was unveiled on May 1, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during the First World War.  Upper Canada College is located in Toronto, Ontario.

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