Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax Explosion: A List of those that Died

Fatality no.: 149

Name of DeceasedDakin, Pte. Charles
Date of Death6 December 1917
GenderMale
Age21
Address1412 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
OccupationPrivate, Royal Canadian Regiment
ReligionAnglican
Identified byGeorgina Dakin (sister)
BuriedRiver John, Nova Scotia
FamilyWife Vida Lavinia Dakin, 25; children Daisy P. Heighton, 3; Earl, 2; survived Dorothy May 10 months, died
NoteDaisy, 3 lived with grandfather, James C. Heighton, River John, Pictou County; Earl, 2 adopted by Rev. Dr. James W. Falconer, Pine Hill Presbyterian College
Sources- City Directory 1918
- GANS list
- HRC: Claims 4096
- HRC: List
- Personnel Records of the First World War-Library and Archives Canada

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Pte. Charles Dakin was registered in the Halifax Explosion Death Registration Book 1917
no. 135 on page 22 below:

Rememberance Book Page 00022