- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1918/01/31
- Latest 1920/12/31
- Inscription (obverse/avers): HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR CHARLES THOMAS HAZEN; E.C.P.; (reverse/verso): W;
- Materials Bronze
- Rank Private
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Hazen, Private Charles Thomas
- Measurements Thickness 0.5 cm, Outside Diameter 12.0 cm
- Caption Charles Thomas HAZEN
- Additional Information Born in 1893 in Hamilton, Ontario, Hazen was attested in 1916 in the 102nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). He arrived in France in August 1916. He was killed in action on 9 April 1917.
- Caption Medals Project- Hazen, Charles Thomas
Charles Thomas Hazen was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on 20 January 1893. He was the third of George and Mary Hazen’s four children.
Hazen was a rancher in British Columbia before enlisting in the 102nd Battalion in Nelson, British Columbia, on 18 January 1916. After initial training in Canada, he sailed to England with the battalion on SS Empress of Britain. The ship left Canada on 18 June 1916 and arrived in Liverpool 10 days later. After a short period of training and preparation in England, the 102nd Battalion embarked for France on 11 August 1916, arriving in Le Havre the following day.
In November and December 1916, Hazen was treated for lumbago and trench fever. He was killed in action in France on 9 April 1917, at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The 102nd Battalion suffered 340 casualties that day. Hazen was initially buried in Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery, in Neuville-Saint-Vaast, France. Records indicate that his body was later moved and subsequently lost.
Charles Thomas Hazen is commemorated on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, on Vimy Ridge, in France.