Gleed’s Family Grave, London, ON
Photographed by Grace Evers, 2017.
CEF no. 400677
On 27 January 1915, Charles Edward Gleed, a brass finisher from London, ON, enlisted as a Private with the 33rd Canadian Infantry Battalion. He and his wife, Hettie Gleed, had welcomed their daughter, Dorothy, not long before Pte. Gleed joined the war. After deploying overseas, he transferred to The Royal Canadian Regiment on 8 May 1916. On 16 September 1916, Pte. Charles Gleed was reported missing in action. The mention “presumed to be killed in action” was made in his record eleven months later, on 26 July 1917.
He is commemorated on page 92 of the First World War Book of Remembrance (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Grave: Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, France.
Commemorated on: family grave, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, ON.