Ernest Leslie Delarge, Pte.

Map point: Tory Hill - residence at time of enlistment

Date of birth: 6 May 1888

Birthplace: Renfrew, Ontario

Occupation and residence on enlistment: Farmer, Tory Hill

Enlistment date and place: 6 Jan 1916, Gooderham

Regimental service #:726063

Battalion: 109th Victoria & Haliburton Overseas Battalion, CEF / 124th Battalion / 12th Battalion / 3rd Battalion

Notes on war service: He was wounded at Ypres on 18 Oct 1917. While on stretcher bearing duties, he suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm which shattered the upper third of his arm. Most of the arm was immediately amputated. The rest of his left arm was amputated at the shoulder because of gas gangrene on 30 Nov 1917 at the Canadian General Hospital in Liverpool, England. He was supplied with an artificial arm in Feb 1918 and sent back to Canada where he was discharged in Nov 1918.

Killed in action? : No

Notes on life after the war: His occupation was "student" on his marriage certificate in Dec 1919. He lived in Bracebridge and died there in 1963.

Link to digitized service file at Library & Archives Canada

Link to Settlers of Highlands East Family Tree website

Information submitted by: Adele Espina

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