Charles Joseph Ackers

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
421022
Unit at enlistment: 
43rd Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
Yes
Wounded: 
Yes
Birth country: 
Canada
Birth city: 
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address at enlistment: 
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Next of kin address: 
58 Ontario Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Teamster
Employer: 
Canadian Pacific Railway
Religious denominations: 
Presbyterian
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
24

Letters and documents

BX December 16, 1915

Private C.J. Ackers Wounded in Arm – Former Brantford Boy Enlisted in Winnipeg and Was in 16th Batt.

In a telegram from the militia department this morning, Mrs. W.R. Ackers of 58 Ontario Street received word that her son Pte. Charles Joseph Ackers, of the 16th Battalion had been wounded by a gun shot in the left arm and admitted to No. 2. Canadian Stationary Hospital on December 8.

Private Ackers has been away from Brantford for about four years. He enlisted in Winnipeg in February of last year with the 43rd Cameron Highlanders’ and when he got to Shorncliffe, England, was transferred to the 16th Battalion.

He has been at the front ever since July. In Winnipeg, Ackers was employed in the C.P.R. Gardens. Last Christmas he spent at the home of his parents here.