Private Charles Mang

Birth: August 10, 1885 in Regina, SK
Death: June 14, 1917 in France
Service: WWI
Regimental Number: 258783

Charles Mang enlisted in Vancouver on August 18, 1916 and gave his occupation as teamster. His father, Phillip Mang of Edenwold, Saskatchewan, was given as next of kin.  Charles was listed on the 1915 Steveston voters' list. The 1911 Greater Vancouver Directory has a Charles Mang of Steveston as the bartender at the London Hotel.

On enlistment, Charles joined the 211th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a private and embarked on board HMS Olympic for England. On arrival in Liverpool on December 28, 1916 he was transferred to the 8th Battalion of the Canadian Railway Troops where he was trained as a sapper. Charles was killed in action in France on June 14, 1917. He left his real estate to his father Phillip, and his personal effects to his brother, Phillip, both of Edenwold. His father also received the plaque and scroll from the Canadian government.

History of the Road Name (Mang Road):

  • Name choice advised within letter dated June 14, 1954 from R.C. Palmer (City Clerk) to Reeve and Council.  (Street Naming File 6818, 1950-1955)
  • Council Resolution to adopt road name: Council Minutes September 7, 1954, res. 720, pg. 465