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Name: Adelbert John Borden Regimental Number: 117152 Rank: Corporal Battalion: 12th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles 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: Calgary, Alberta Age at Enlistment: 23 Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches Complexion: Dark Eye Colour: Grey Hair Colour: Dark Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Clerk Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Elizabeth Bordon (Mother) Montreal, Quebec Date of Death: October 23, 1917 Age at Death: 26 Cemetery: Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery Grave Reference: Lot 142 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 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial Listed on the St Ambrose Church World War I Tablet Born in Montreal, Quebec, Adelbert John Borden was the son of the Henry Edgar Borden and Elizabeth Borden of Montreal, Quebec. He enlisted in Calgary and proceeded overseas arriving in England on October 9, 1915. In England he became ill and when there was no improvement in his condition he was returned to Canada for further treatment. For a year he was a patient in the Ogden Convalescent Home in Alberta. Two months before his death he came to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia 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 and burial was in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Yarmouth.
Adelbert John Borden
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