CEF Soldier Detail

Private Raymond Thorton Chandler

Regimental Number:
2025271
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
7th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Country:
U.S.A.
Next of Kin:
Florance D. Chandler, LA, California
Address at Enlistment:
Los Angelas, California
Date of Birth:
July 23, 1888
Trade or Calling:
Journalist
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Victoria, British Columbia
Date of Enlistment:
August 14, 1917
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
5 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1617 - 4
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 7th Battalion
Raymond Chandler was was born in Chicago on July 23, 1888 but raised in England, where he became a naturalized British citizen. When the United States joined the First World War effort, he enlisted in the Canadian forces and underwent basic training in Victoria with the Gordon Highlanders prior to being sent to France via Halifax. He was discharged from the Royal Air Force on February 20, 1919 in Vancouver. he is known for his novels, The Big Sleep (1939), Farewell, My Lovely (1940) and The Long Goodbye (1954). Chandler died of pneumonia brought on by an unusually heavy drinking binge on March 23, 1959.