CEF Soldier Detail

Private Gerald Dewitt Eedy
Died: August 9, 1918

Regimental Number:
928793
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
1st Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Harriston, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. L. Eedy, Mother, Harriston, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Harriston, Ontario
Date of Birth:
May 8, 1897
Trade or Calling:
Student
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Harriston, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
April 11, 1916
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
35 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 9, 1918
Age at Death:
21
Buried at:
Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme, France
Plot:
I. B. 40.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2797-24
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

153rd Battalion Nominal Roll

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 1st Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 153rd Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 25th Reserve Battalion
Son of John L. and Jemima E. Eedy, of 32, Fulton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
TypeDateDescription
Letter 1/20/1918 The Tower of London, Chu Chin Chow and Ireland
Letter 1/27/1918 Snowstorm in Londonderry
Letter 8/21/1918 We're OK