Charles was born June 22 1925 in Quarries Ontario as the son of Charles and Margaret Gosselin, of Eastview Ontario. They were married on April 26 1910 in Quarries. His sisters were Florence Patricia and Margaret Marie Gosselin and his foster sister was. Barbara Ann. His two brothers John Patrick (1913) and Bernard Matthew (1930) Gosselin were earlier deceased and his sister Bernadette Gosselin was already deceased in 1911
He was an optical mechanic and member of the Roman Catholic Church.
He enlisted on January 25 1944 in Kingston Ontario and he went on July 7 overseas to the UK and he went thereafter on August 13 to France. He was seriously wounded in action on February 17 1945.
Charles died of these wounds on Sunday February 18 age 19 in the D Coy at the Moyland Wood during the battle of the Rhineland. And he was temporarily buried near Mariënbosch in Nijmegen and he was then on September 28 1945 reburied in Groesbeek.
At his headstone: ETERNAL REST GIVE UNTO HIM, O LORD; AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.