SERGEANT CHARLES AUSTIN CARD
6TH NOVEMBER 1917 AGE 20
BURIED: OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY, YPRES, BELGIUM
On 6 November 1917 the 14th Battalion Canadian Infantry was in reserve at Wieltje. That morning the CO's report recorded: "at about 5 a.m. the enemy opened an intense bombardment on CAMP "A" and surroundings and inflicted heavy casualties upon us. The balance of the day was uneventful."
Sergeant Card, one of the casualties, was buried in the nearby Oxford Road cemetery so called after the road that ran behind the support trench from Wieltje to the Potijze-Zonnebeke road. Card
Card came from Elora, a small community in Ontario. He was indeed "so far from home"; 6,000 km to be exact. He was, however, only 81 km from his older brother, Daniel Oscar Card, who is buried in Neuville-St. Vaast, France having been killed in action in the storming of Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917.