CEF Soldier Detail

Driver Benjamin Defehr
Died: August 25, 1916

Regimental Number:
2063
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Service Corps
Battalion:
1st Reserve Park
Company:
Place of Birth:
Winkler, Manitoba
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Isbrand DeFehr, Father, 917 Hastings St. E., Vancouver, British Columbia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
March 29, 1888
Trade or Calling:
Rancher
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of Enlistment:
January 7, 1915
Age at enlistment:
26
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Executed
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 25, 1916
Age at Death:
28
Buried at:
Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France
Plot:
I. A. I3.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2406-32
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
A. B. Godefroy  For Freedom And Honour?
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Driver Canadian Army Service Corps 1st Reserve Park

Son of Isbrand and Katherine DeFehr of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Tried for Murder on August 22, 1916 and executed by firing squad at dawn on August 25, 1916. Executed for killing Regimental Sergeant-Major James R. Scott on August 19, 1916.