Veteran Stories:
Charles Garfield LeRoux

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  • Charles Garfield LeRoux sent this embroidered card from France to his sister, Wilfreda, in Canada.

    Charles Garfield LeRoux sent this embroidered card from France to his sister, Wilfreda, in Canada.
  • Letter that was sent to Charles LeRoux's family on the day he was injured. August 16, 1918.

    Letter that was sent to Charles LeRoux's family on the day he was injured. August 16, 1918.
  • Small card with "In Memoriam in silver on the front in memory of Gunner Charles LeRoux who did not survive his injuries on August 16, 1918.

    Small card with "In Memoriam in silver on the front in memory of Gunner Charles LeRoux who did not survive his injuries on August 16, 1918.
  • Photo of Charles LeRoux's grave in France.

    Photo of Charles LeRoux's grave in France.
  • Memorial plaque in memory of Charles LeRoux.

    Memorial plaque in memory of Charles LeRoux.
  • Left: Victory Medal. Right: War Medal 1914-1918.

    Left: Victory Medal. Right: War Medal 1914-1918.
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My name is Matthew James Paugh. I live in Nova Scotia and I've lived here all my life. My great great-uncle from my mother's side was named Garfield Charles Leroux. He lived here in Halifax. He was born in 1900, I believe, and at the age of seventeen he enlisted and was sent overseas to France.

He was a Gunner, and on April 16th of 1917, he was wounded. We're not sure of the circumstances, but he was wounded fairly severely. His Commanding Officer wrote a letter back home to his mother, detailing what happened. The next day, he succumbed to his wounds.

We know that he's now buried in Ligny-St. Flochel Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in France.

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