March 1917 Casualties

March 1917 involved 1,036 casualties resulting in death. Of those 11 where of the 18th Battalion.

 

Photo of Harold Fry – my grandmother Fanny and her husband Harold Fry. Source: CVWM

 

Rank Surname Forename
Age Date of Death Reg. No. Additional Information
Corporal BUCK ARTHUR LAWRENCE 28 24/03/1917 124539 SON OF FREDERICK WILLIAM BUCK AND ELLEN BUCK, OF 6, RICHMOND TERRACE, NORTHGATE, PONTEFRACT, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND.
Private BUCKLEY JOHN 36 05/03/1917 745929 HUSBAND OF ADA H. BUCKLEY, OF 177, BURK ST., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA. NATIVE OF OLDHAM, ENGLAND.
Private CLARK THOMAS HAROLD 20 13/03/1917 745257 SON OF THOMAS AND THIRZA CLARK, OF PORT PERRY, ONTARIO.
Private DEACON GEORGE DANIEL 11/03/1917 643237
Private FRY HAROLD 27 02/03/1917 414680 SON OF HARRY AND FANNY FRY, OF 8, HORNE ST., HANSON LANE, HALIFAX; HUSBAND OF FANNY FRY, OF 9, GREEN SQUARE, NEW PELLON, HALIFAX.
Sergeant HELPS WILLIAM EDWARD 19 13/03/1917 654401 SON OF WM. AND FRANCES HELPS, OF WINGHAM, ONTARIO.
Private JONES JAMES ALBERT 22 24/03/1917 123364
Private KING MARTIN 24/03/1917 745111
Major NELSON GREGORY VINCENT 21 05/03/1917  Soldier’s Page SON OF FRANCIS AND KATHERINE NELSON, OF TORONTO.
Lieutenant PARKE GEORGE REGINALD 28 24/03/1917   Soldier’s Page SON OF WALDER AND LELLA V. PARKE, OF 282, ABERDEEN AVENUE, HAMILTON, ONTARIO.
Private ROSS CARLTON HARVEY WESLEY 05/03/1917 159177

Source: CVWM. Biography – From the book, War Memorial of Huron County’s Heroes and Heroines that was published in 1919 by the Wingham Advance. Submitted by Operation Picture Me. – LANCE CORP. W.W. HELPS was killed in action on the 13th of March, 1917. He is the son of Mrs. Helps, Shuter St., Wingham. Eddie enlisted with the 161st Battalion and had seen some hard fighting. On March 26th, 1917, he paid the supreme sacrifice. Before enlisting he was employed as an electrician with the Municipal Electric Power Department.

Press Clipping via CVWM PTE. M. KING KILLED. Pte. Martin King, a farmer lad, whose parents live at 199 First avenue, was killed in action March 24 at the age of 24. He enlisted in a county of Ontario battalion, drilled at Port Perry, was transferred, and had been in France since October. Last word from him arrived two weeks ago. The family came in from the country to reside in Toronto not long ago. Source: Toronto Star – April 9th, 1917

Grave of Major G.V. Nelson, 18th Can Infantry Battalion. July 1918. Source: CVWM

Source CVWM Photo of George Parke – From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918 published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto. Submitted for the Soldiers’ Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.

SERGT. C. ROSS DEAD The gunshot wound in the head of Sergt. C.H.W. Ross has proved fatal. He is this morning officially reported to have died a t the No. 30 Casualty Clearing Stations. Sergt. Ross is the son Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ross of 895 Yonge street. He was 23 years of age and was born in Toronto. He went overseas in April last, and was reported wounded on March 5. Previous to enlisting he was employed by the Hyslop Automobile Co. He was a member of the Orange Young Britons’ Society and of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Toronto Star – March 13, 1917. Source: CVWM

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