Charles Ivan Hilton223229Corporal85th BattalionOctober 3, 1891Deerfield, Yarmouth Co., NSNovember 4, 1915Halifax, NSPleasant Valley, Yarmouth Co., NS245 feet, 8 inchesdarkdark brownbrownFarmerSingleBaptistElla Hilton (Mother) Pleasant Valley, Yarmouth Co., NSJanuary 31, 1918 (medical discharge; Halifax, NS)September 13, 1983Charles was the son Charles and Ella Hilton of Pleasant Valley, Yarmouth Co., NS. Following training in Canada, he departed Halifax, sailing on the SS Olympic, arriving in Liverpool, England. He disembarked in France at Boulogne on February 12, 1917 for service in the field with the machine gun section of the 85th Battalion. On April 13, 1917 at Vimy, while on machine gun duty in the front lines, he was hit by shrapnel with severe wounds to both legs, knee, thigh, and left hand. He was admitted to No 13 Hospital at Boulogne on April 14, 1917 and evacuated to the Norfolk War Hospital (Thorpe, Norwich) England on April 20, 1917. He remained there until June 8, 1917 when he was transferred to Granville Special Hospital at Ramsgate. On August 30 he was was transferred to Lord Derby War Hospital at Worrington and on September 28, 1917 to the Canadian Military Hospital at Kirkdale, Liverpool. He was operated on to remove numerous pieces of shrapnel six different times. He was invalided to Canada on the Hospital Ship Araguaya, departing England on November 19, 1917 arriving in Halifax on November 28, 1917. In Canada he continued to receive medical treatment at Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax. He was discharged from service on January 31, 1918.In 1921, Charles moved to Boston, where he stated a moving company business. He married and there is now a large family in the US, mostly in Massachusetts. He died September 13, 1983.
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