Charles Elvin Bastian 1897-1945 Charles Bastian died 1945, in the Lancaster Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, St. John, NB. Born: Jan. 3, 1897, Rogersville, NB. Died: April 7, Charles joined the WW1 Army, March 22, 1916 in Newcastle, NB. Attached to the 73rd. Regiment, Regimental Number 794010, Box 496-65, Accession 1992/93/166 Charles served at Ypres and other places; was wounded in his heel. His company spent 2 weeks in a cellar filled with water. Was sent to England to a hospital there. Returned to Canada and was hospitalized at St. Anne de Bellview in Quebec. Charles received the Military Cross for his war services. Charles spent many years in and out of Hospitals. He died from Tuberculosis of the bone. He is buried in the First United Church Cemetery, Bridge Street, East Bathurst, Gloucester County, NB. Canada next to his parents and a brother, Ernest. —Source: NB. Archives, National Archives of Canada, Soldiers of the First World War ,
East Bathurst, Gloucester County
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