Pte
John Ballentyne

Information about birth

Date of birth:
23/01/1896
Place of birth:
Gateshead, Durham, England, United Kingdom

General information

Last known residence:
Manitowaning, Ontario, Canada
Profession:
Lumberjack
Religion:
Church of England

Army information

Country:
Canada
Force:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
1003360
Enlistment date:
29/05/1916
Enlistment place:
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Units:
 —  Canadian Infantry, 102nd Bn. (Central Ontario)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
17/11/1917
Place of death:
Crest Farm, Passchendaele, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
21

Memorial

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Panel: Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30.

Points of interest 4

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

My story

"Killed in Action." This soldier, with eight comrades, was taking shelter in a dug-out, built under a bay in the front line trench, when an enemy high explosive shell blew the shelter to pieces, killing this soldier and several others.

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