IN REMEMBRANCE – The Canadian Cousins

CHARLES NEUTH MCKEOWN who died in England on May 30, 1918 of “accidental injuries.” He was a member of the Canadian Forestry Corps.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetry in Sussex, England.  His parents were William B. and Rebecca L. (Hodges) McKeown, of Lawrencetown, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.  He was husband of Annie Florence McKeown of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.  I do not know if he had children. 

And his nephew

WILLIAM HARLAND BALCOM, who died on April 24, 1918 in France.  Age 17, he was a member of the Canadian Railway Troops.  He was the son of Daniel Morse and Hattie Ann (McKeown) Balcom.  He is buried at St. Hilaire.

Also

WALTER THOMAS CHARLTON who died on June 9, 1917 at Vimy (France). He was a member of the Royal Canadian Regiment.  He was the husband of husband of Annie Maria Taylor, who was granddaughter of John Hodges. He enlisted after Annie died.  He is buried at the Vimy Memorial.

And his son

LE ROY CHARLTON who was killed in action on October 30, 1917, in the Second Battle of Passchendaele in Flanders.  He was a member of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps.  He was the son of the late Walter Thomas and Annie Maria (Taylor) Charlton. He is buried in Menin Gate, Ypres Memorial, Belgium.  LeRoy Charlton was survived by his sister Goldie, who lived to be over 102 years.

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