Charles Mitchell Dunlop was born on November 29, 1922, in Victoria, British Columbia, the son of Charles Dunlop and Mary Josephine Scarborough. He was a proud soldier, with a strong sense of honour who served his country for 30 years in both war and peace.
He joined the Seaforth Highlander cadets at the age of 15 and enlisted in the military in 1940 at the age of 17½. In 1942 he joined the FSSF (First Special Service Force), the joint Canadian/US task force and went to Helena, Montana for training.
England, Italy, Sicily and North Africa were areas he “visited” in WW2 with the “Devil’s Brigade.” The majority of his peacetime service was with The Queen’s Own Rifles.
Charles died in Abbotsford, BC, on 7 Oct 2012 at the age of 89.