Graham, Charles Milton Richcardson: Lieutenant Colonel

Digitized Service Record

Source: The Mayor

Note: There is an a good biography at the link above. Became “D” Company commander effective June 29, 1918, per Battalion War Diary.


This man attested with the CEF on August 1, 1916, at Camp Borden. He had been mayor of London, Ontario from 1912 to 1914. He was the commanding officer of the 241st Battalion and was transferred to the General List when he arrived in England in November 1916. He served with several battalions until he was attached to the 18th Battalion as a supernumerary officer on August 20, 1918. He was was given the rank of Major and was a company commander.

He was wounded on August 29, 1918, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette no. 31119) on or about January 11, 1919. He also earned and a Mention in Despatches (LG 31448, 11/7/19).

He was discharged at London, Ontario on September 18, 1919.

Source: Operation Picture Me via The 18th Battalion Facebook Group. London Free Press Circa 1915 -1918.
The London Gazette Publication date:10 January 1919 Supplement:31119Page:587

Charles Milton Richardson Graham, 18th Bn., Can. Infy., W. Ontario R.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company was ordered to attack a village he went forward and made a personal reconnaissance which enabled him to plan and carry out the assault with very few casualties, although it had to be made through a heavy barrage. He then supervised the organization of some 500 years in front of the village, which greatly facilitated the advance on the right. His courage and initiative were great factors in the success of the operation.

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