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Name: Charles Wentworth Killam Rank: Lance Bombardier Service No: F/7222 Regiment/Service: 6th Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery Date of Birth: August 25, 1918 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: September 5, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age: 21 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Trade: Chauffeur Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Mrs. Ruby Emiline Killam (Mother) Yarmouth NS Date of Death: November 21, 1941 Age: 23 Cemetery: Chegoggin Cemetery (West Yarmouth United Baptist) Yarmouth Co., NS. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 28 Commemorated on page 34 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance The 67th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Charles was the son of Fred Pearl Killam and Ruby Emiline Killam, of Yarmouth. He was the brother of Irvin Murray (F66312), Fred Borden (F/600013 Lance Bombardier), Bernard Lester (R/62978 Corporal), George Allen (F/66836), Howard Ray and Mildred Jean. Charles served in Canada with the 6th Anti-Aircraft Battery (Fairview Barracks, Halifax). On January 27, 1940 he was taken by ambulance from his duty to Cogswell St. Hospital, then to Rock Head, then to Camp Hill Hospital. He was medically discharged from service on July 3, 1941 and returned to Yarmouth for six months of rest. Recalled in September for a Machinist Course, he was unable to travel. His disability deteriorated and he died of congestive heart failure at Yarmouth at the age of 23 years.
Charles Wentworth Killam
Halifax Herald Article
Sources and Information: Canadian Virtual War Memorial