|Private Charles Elvin Bastian was born January 3, 1897, in Rogersville, New Brunswick. He died April 7, 1945, in the Lancaster Soldier's Memorial Hospital, St. John, N.B.
Charles joined the Army on March 22, 1916 in Newcastle, N.B. He was attached to the 73rd. Regiment, Regimental Number 794010, Box 496-65, Accession 1992/93/166
Charles served at Ypres and other places and was wounded in his heel. His company spent two weeks in a cellar filled with water. He was sent to a hospital in England. Upon his return to Canada, he 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, N.B. Canada next to his parents and a brother, Ernest.|
Source: N.B. Archives
National Archives of Canada
Soldiers of the First World War