Lance Corporal Charles Johnston Tolmie, 19th Bn Canadian Infantry

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Lance Corporal Charles Johnston Tolmie 56045, 19th Battalion Canadian Infantry

Charles Johnston Tolmie was born on 14th February 1890. He was the second son of Alexander and Marion Tolmie. He had an elder brother and two sisters and the family lived in Perth Road, Scone.  His father managed the local Co-Operative Society.  Charles was educated at Scone Public School and Perth Academy.  He was a clerk in the General Accident Insurance Company, Perth, before emigrating to Canada.  In Canada he was involved in Fruit Farming and, on the outbreak of War, he enlisted with the Canadian Infantry.  He went to France in the autumn of 1915 and was attached to the Mortar Battery.  Lance Corporal Charles Johnston Tolmie was killed in action at Ypres on 24th or 25th June 1916.  He was 26 years old.  He is buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium.  Charles was awarded the Victory and British War medals.





  • Kathleen McHenry

    Nov 13, 2015 - Reply

    Charles older brother was William Dixon Tolmie – my father, who died in 1959. I live in Calgary Canada.. Maybe can answer any questions concerning the family.

    • Peter Olsen

      Dec 11, 2015 - Reply

      Hi Kathleen
      Thank you for your response to our article on Charles. We would be delighted to receive any family information that can add to his story. You may be interested to know that Charles is featured in a Great War project by the Students of Perth Academy who have a produce a bound volume of all of the former Academy pupils who fell in that war. They have a moving ceremony in which they remember them on the 100 year anniversary of their death. Charles will be so honored in 1916.

      Kind Regards

      Scone Remembers

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