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  • WWI Memorial Photograph of Private Charles E. Hislop; 88th CEF
  • WWI Memorial Photograph of Private Charles E. Hislop; 88th CEF

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WWI Memorial Photograph of Private Charles E. Hislop; 88th CEF


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WWI Memorial Photograph of Private Charles E. Hislop; 88th CEF

WWI Memorial Photograph of Private Charles E. Hislop; 88th CEF;   Black and white studio portrait, illustrating Private Hislop in his dress uniform, wearing a Canadian Arms Inspection Repair Depot (CAIRD) cap badge on his cap, inscribed "From Charlie / With Love / Dec 31st 1916" on the reverse, postcard backer, 87 mm x 135 mm, in a gray paper presentation folder inscribed "Overseas Military Forces of Canada / 180070 Pte C.E. Hislop 47th Cdn. Bn. / GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY / 18/2/18 / AND IS BURIED AT Barlin Comm. Cem. Ext." on the panel facing the photograph, edge wear and tears on the folder, near extremely fine.   Footnote: Charles Edward Hislop was born on February 11, 1883 in London, England, the son of C.E. Hislop and M.S. Hislop of Hampstead, London, England. He was a resident of Victoria, British Columbia when he signed his Attestation Paper as a Private (180070) with the 88th Infantry Battalion "Victoria Fusiliers", on November 6, 1915, in Victoria, at the age of 32, naming his next-of-kin as his brother, Walter Frederick Hislop of Victoria (who himself later enlisted with the Royal Air Force on August 3, 1917 and survived the war), stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Stage Hand. The Battalion was raised and mobilized in Victoria, under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion sailed June 2, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel J.R. Cullin with a strength of 34 officers and 1,029 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into the 30th Reserve Battalion. Hislop was transferred for work with the Canadian Arms Inspection Repair Depot, based at 74 Tunnel Avenue in East Greenwich S.E., London, England. It was part of the Canadian Ordnance Corps, who were tasked with supplying, equipping and outfitting the entire Canadian Corps. He was later transferred to the 47th Infantry Battalion out of New Westminster, British Columbia, for active service in the French theatre  Hislop was with the 47th Infantry Battalion when he was accidentally wounded, "while in a dugout looking for his mess tin at about 6.00 o'clock on the evening of February 14th.1918, a comrade came into the dugout with two rifles and stood them against the rack. One of the rifles fell to the floor and went off. The bullet entered Private Hislop's right ankle and passed out through the left, fracturing the bone and leaving very bad wounds." He was unconscious when admitted to No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station at Barlin. Four days later, on February 18, 1918, Hislop died from his wounds, at the age of 35, succumbing to his injuries without regaining consciousness. He is buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France, Grave Reference: III. E. 31. and is commemorated on page 429 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. His father, C.E. Hislop, pre-deceased him  
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