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Pope, Charles Alexander, Quebec City, Quebec. Occupation: barrister. Military Service, Lieutenant, 2nd University Company, PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary References: “Paraded before Lieut. Pope this morning,” 2:21 Sep ’15; “Fred Dobie and Lt. Pope killed last night,” 2:7 May ’16.
Additional Biographical Information
In September 1915, Lieut. Charles Alexander Pope was the officer in charge of No. 2 Company to which Frank Whiting had been assigned.
The War Diary of the PPCLI, 7 May 1916, reported “Lieut. Pope killed by rifle grenade. 1 OR [Fred Dobie] killed and 3 wounded.” Charles Alexander Pope, a barrister from Quebec, B.C.L. (1905), McGill University, died just a month before his 37th birthday. He had joined the 1st University Company in 1915.
Date of death: 7 May 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Maple Copse Cemetery, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders, Belgium. Grave reference: Sp.Mem.B.8.