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Name: Alexander Jacob Vickery Regimental Number: 282949/2329932 Rank: Private Service: 219th Battalion; 246th Battalion; 76th Company, Canadian Forestry Corps Date of Birth: March 23, 1899 Place of Birth: South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: March 9, 1916 (219th Battalion) June 20, 1917 (Forestry Corps) Place of Enlistment: Barrington Passage, NS (March 9, 1916) Aldershot, NS (June 20, 1917) Address at Enlistment: South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 17 (first enlistment) Height: 5 feet 8 inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Blue Hair: Black Prior Military Experience: Barrington Home Guard (1916) Marital Status: Single Trade: Farmer Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Edwin Crosby Vickery, (Father) South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: December 21, 1918 Cemetery: Eclaron Communal Cemetery, France Commemorated on Page 516 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 1 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial Alexander Vickery was the son of Edwin Crosby Vickery (1870-1935) and Agnes (Gilbert) Vickery (1874-1966) of South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., NS. Alexander Vickery first enlisted in Barrington Passage with the 219th Battalion on March 9, 1916 and transferred in August to the 246th Battalion at Halifax. He returned to Yarmouth in November, 1916 and was struck off strength from that Battalion. After a winter at home he enlisted at Aldershot, NS with the on June 20, 1917 with the Nova Scotia Forestry Corps “c” Company. He embarked Halifax on June 22, 1917 and disembarked at Liverpool, England on July 5, 1917. He was taken on strength at the Base Depot Canadian Forestry Corps at Sunningdale July 5, 1917. On September 21, 1917 he was posted to 76 Company Canadian Forestry Corps and disembarked at Havre, France on September 22. On November 27, 1918 he was granted fourteen days leave in the United Kingdom and he returned to France and rejoined his unit in the field on December 14, 1918. On December 21 he was taken ill and admitted to the Camp Hospital at Eclarton where he died of endocarditis (inflammation of the inner lining of the heart's chambers and valves). He was buried in the Eclaron Communal Cemetery, France. His name is also listed on the family monument in the Hillside Cemetery, South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., NS
Alexander Jacob Vickery
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