Mitson, Charles

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Charles Mitson
17 July 1893 – 10 August 1970
Sapper Charles Mitson photo.jpg
Place of birth Dundas Ontario
Place of burial Dundas Grove Cemetery, Dundas, Ontario
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army
Rank Sapper
Sapper Charles Mitson (17 July 1893 - 10 August 1970) was a Canadian soldier who served as a Signaller during the Great War.[1]

Early Life

Charles was born in Dundas Ontario on 17 July 1893 to parents William Mitson and Mary Jane Curran. After schooling, he worked as a bookkeeper at Canada Crushed Stone.[2]


Charles enlisted in the 77th (Wentworth) Regiment about 1910 and is recorded as serving for four years prior to enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in October 1914.[1] He enlisted in the 20th Battalion and was trained at the Canadian National Exhibition Grounds prior to proceeding overseas in May 1915. He continued to serve with 20th Battalion as a Battalion Signaller until March 1917 when he was attached to 2nd Canadian Divisional Signal Company. In May 1917 he was permanently transferred to the Divisional Signal Company with whom he served the remainder of the war. After hostilities ended, Charles returned to Canada and was discharged in May 1919.

Life after Service

Charles moved around after the war but settled back in Dundas along with his wife Leatta in 1935. Together they raised two daughters, Jean and Nancy.[2] Charles owned and operated the Charles Mitson Funeral Home at 195 King Street West until he sold it and retired in 1959.[3] Charles died in 1970.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Personnel file, Library and Archives Canada.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Charles Mitson Information Brochure, Dundas Museum and Archives.
  3. History of Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre