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Private Alexander Jacob Vickery Battalion: 219th Battalion/246th Battalion/76th Company, CFC Regimental Number: 282949/2329932 Rank: Private Date of Birth: March 23, 1899 Place of Birth: South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Place of Enlistment: Barrington Passage (219th Battalion)/Aldershot. Date of Enlistment: March 9, 1916/June 20, 1917 Address at Enlistment: South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Age at Enlistment: 18/19 Height: 5 feet 8 inches Prior Military Experience: Barrington Home Guard (1916) Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: (Father) Edwin Crosby Vickery, South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Alexander Vickery first enlisted in Barrington Passage with the 219th Battalion. He returned to Yarmouth in November, 1916 and was struck off strength from taht Battalion. After a winter at home he enlisted at Aldershot with the Nova Scotia Forestry Depot. He was sen to England with the Canadian Forestry Corps and to France with the 86th Company CFC. He died in France of natural causes. 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 Sources: (photo) Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (pp 355-356)
Private Alexander Jacob Vickery
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