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Adelbert John Borden Regimental Number: 117152 Regiment: Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion: 12th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles Rank: Corporal Date of Birth: August 29, 1891 Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec Date of Enlistment: January 12, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Calgary, Alberta Address at Enlistment: unknown Age at Enlistment: 23 Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches Trade: Clerk Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Elizabeth Bordon, Mother, 15 Church Street, Montreal, Quebec Adelbert John Borden was the son of the late Henry Edgar and Elizabeth Borden. He was born in Montreal. He enlisted in Calgary and proceeded overseas. In England he became ill and when there was no improvement in his condition he was returned to Canada. For a year he was a patient in the Ogden Convalescent Home in Alberta. Two months before his death he came to Yarmouth to visit his sister. His health continued to fail and he died in Yarmouth on October 23, 1917. His funeral was held at St. Ambrose Church attended by some twenty returning soldiers and the 110 Cadet Corps of the Yarmouth Academy, There is no marker on his grave in Our Lady of Calvary Roman Catholic Cemetery. Date of Death: October 23, 1917 Age at Death: 26 Buried at: Yarmouth - Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery Nova Scotia, Canada (Plot: Lot 142) Listed on the Yarmouth Monument Listed on the St Ambrose Church WWI Tablet Commemorated on Page 204 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 9
Corporal Adelbert John Borden
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