Capt
Richard Alfred Ireland

Information about birth

Date of birth:
13/01/1889
Place of birth:
Trenton, Ontario, Canada

General information

last known residence:
Trenton, Ontario, Canada
Profession:
Student Medicine
Religion:
Methodist

Army information

Country:
Canada
Force:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Captain
Enlistment place:
Niagara camp, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Units:
 —  Canadian Army Medical Corps  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
30/10/1917
Place of death:
Wolf Farm, Passendale, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
28

Memorial

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Panel: Panel 32.

Points of interest 4

#1 Place of birth
#2 Last known residence
#3 Enlistment place
#4 ‘Place of death’

My story

"Killed in Action." During operations at Passchendaele, and just prior to zero hour on the morning of October 30th 1917, he established an advanced dressing station in a German pill Box (D.4.a.95.35.) in the front line. After an advance when a number of seriously wounded men were brought in, this dressing station became filled with stretcher cases. Captain Ireland, however, continued tot attend to the wounded in the open, just outside the dressing station, and whilst in the performance of this duty, he was instantly killed by an enemy shell.

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