Remember Them: Charles Davis

Part of a continuing special tribute to help mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Veteran profile of Charles DavisCourtesy: Veterans Voices of Canada

Veteran Profile: Charles Davis

Charles was born on Sept. 27, 1922, in London, Ont. He joined the Canadian army at 18 with the 69th Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment, but transferred to the Royal Canadian Service Corps in September 1942. A veteran of the Normandy campaign, he landed on Juno Beach on D-Day “Plus 4” (June 10, 1944).

“They gave us this big pack of waterproofing and we packed it all around the truck; anything where the water would come in was waterproofed. We had 155-mm fixed ammunition shells as our cargo…”

Charles was discharged in 1946 and now lives in Windsor, Ont.

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Originally Published in Our Canada