Private Charles Edward Hornibrook was born in Sundridge, Ontario, on July 5th, 1885. He enlisted in Hamilton on February 2nd, 1918, with the 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment.
Shipping for England on board the S.S. Melita in March of 1918, he was transferred to the Canadian Corps Cyclists Battalion and sent over to France that September. Following the end of the war he was demobilized on April 23rd, 1919.
Pte. Hornibrook’s Service Record (Reg/Ser# 3106794) is available online through Library and Archives Canada.
The Collection for Pte. Charles Hornibrook was created from the donation of the Gladys Hornibrook materials. Charles was Gladys’ uncle, the brother of her father Thomas Henry Hornibrook. Living in the small village of Sundridge near North Bay, Ontario, Gladys was only thirteen years old when World War One began. The majority of her correspondence was with her enlisted uncles Joseph, Charles, and step-uncle Harold Hamilton, but she also saved other letters, photos, and keepsakes from the war years which can be viewed together on the main Gladys Hornibrook Collection page.