Private John Cushnie

Regimental Number:
928829
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Western Ontario Regimental Depot
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Enlistment Date:
April 5, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
18
Enlisted at:
Guelph, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Mount Forest, Ontario
Civilian Occupation:
Student
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
June 1, 1923
Age at Death:
25
Cause of Death:
Died of Illness
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded September 2, 1918 at Canal du Nord
Burial:
Cochrane Cemetery, Mount Forest, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Date of Birth:
April 17, 1898
Next of Kin:
George Cushnie, father. Mount Forest, Ontario
Place of Birth:
Drumore, Ontario
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
No
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Presbyterian
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
2.5 Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
   
NAC Reference:
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private
Canadian Infantry
4th Reserve Battalion
Private
Canadian Infantry
153rd Battalion
Private
Canadian Infantry
25th Reserve Battalion
Private
Canadian Infantry
1st Battalion
Lance-Corporal
Canadian Infantry
153rd Battalion
Corporal
Canadian Infantry
153rd Battalion
Private
Canadian Infantry
Western Ontario Regimental Depot
Awards and Decorations
Notes

Son of George Cushnie and Agnes Ellen 'Nellie' Cushnie (nee Hastie)

Enlisted in the 153rd Battalion with others from Western Ontario.  Trained 1st near St Thomas, Ontario, in March 1916. Was drafted Bramshott, England to France from the 4th Reserve Battalion, serving with the 1st Battalion.  He was among several signallers drafted from the 4th Reserve Battalion to serve with the 1st Battalion, leaving England on March 12, 1918, landing at Etaples, France.

Discharged January 18, 1919 Medically Unfit

Died of tubercular abscess

Research Notes
153rd Battalion Nominal Roll