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.
Information submitted by: Adele Espina
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