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John 'Charlie' Maracle (image courtesy of Christina Carlton)

John ‘Charlie’ Maracle (image courtesy of Christina Carlton)

John Charles ‘Charlie’ Maracle signed up on this day in 1915 in Picton. He was born in Tyendinaga in 1899, the son of Albert Maracle and Annie (née Hill), who were Mohawks.

On signing up, Charlie was described as five feet five inches tall, with a sallow complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He joined the 80th Battalion with the regimental number 220131. Like Goldie Maracle, who signed up in Picton on the same day, he was transferred to the 50th Battalion.

Maracle survived the war and married Clementina Smart at St. Mark’s Church in Deseronto on August 30th, 1927.

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