Digitized Service Record
Source: “Duty Nobly Done” page 295.
Native Canadian from Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, ON.
Indigenous Soldier from the “Cape Croker Reserve” now known as The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation occupy Neyaashiinigmiing Aboriginal Reserve No.27.
Cape Croker Boys Fifth row, left to right: Ephraim Ashkewe, Resime Akiwenzie, Sylvester Keeshig, Allan Sky, John Wesley Keeshig, Stephen Proulx, Henry Johnston, Archie Johnston. Fourth row, left to right: “Paddy” Lavalley, Fred Lavalley, John McLeod, Peter Nadjiwon, Paul Nadjiwon, Gregor Keeshig, Peter Akiwenzie, Charles Akiwenzie, Peter Desjardine, Oliver Johnston, John Jones. Third row, left to right: Peter Martin, Bernard Solomon, Harry Taytor, Edward Akiwenzie, Andrew Akiwenzie, Lennox Johnston, Matthew Solomon, Charles Pedoniquotte, Daniel Proulx. Second row, left to right: Francis Ritchie, Alex Johnston, Levi Chegahno, Elias Mitchell, Little Morgan Johnston, Mike Lavalley, Alex Taylor, Burlyn Lavalley, William Akiwenzie. First row, left to right: Wilfred Lamorandiere, Wellington Pedoniquotte, Enoch Taylor, Lt. Patterson, Barney Keeshig, Little Walter Lavalley, James Tomah, Little Martin Lavalley. Missing: Daniel Elliotte, Joe Elliotte, Duncan Elliotte, Laurier Elliotte, Frank Lavalley, Jr , Joseph Shawangishig, Lawrence Keeshig, Willis Keeshig and William Johnston. Source: Source: https://www.nawash.ca/seniors/veterans/
“Died of Wounds”
Whilst taking part in operations with his Company on August 8th, 1918, he was seen crossing from one shell hole to the other, taking advantage of all the cover that was possible from very heavy machine gun fire at a range of about 200 years. Other comrades who had also sought cover in the shell hole he had reached found that he had been seriously wounded in the right leg midway between the thigh and the knee, – the bone being fractured. They rendered first aid and made him as comfortable as possible. he was later take to No. 1 Canadian Field Ambulance where he died the same day.