Information about birth

Date of birth:
23/03/1881
Place of birth:
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Labourer
Religion:
Church of England

Army information

Country:
Canada
Force:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
174381
Enlistment date:
28/08/1915
Enlistment place:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Units:
 —  Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 16th Coy.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
31/10/1917
Place of death:
Crest Farm, Passchendaele, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
36

Memorial

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Panel: Panel 32.

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#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place
#3 ‘Place of death’

My story

"Killed in Action." With other members of his gun crew, he went forward with the last wave of the infantry during an attack on enemy positions South of Passchendaele on the early morning of October 31st, 1917. The gun he was serving was placed in the new support line, and while eating his breakfast at about 8.00A.M. an enemy shell struck the trench instantly killing him and two comrades.

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