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Private Raymond Thorton Chandler

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1888-07-23
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Next of kin: Florance D. Chandler, LA, California
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Journalist
Occupation (normalized): Advertising Copywriter
Address: Los Angelas, California
Religion: Church of England

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 2025271
Final Rank: Private (7th Battalion)
Rank detail

Private, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 99448
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B1683-S032
Uploader's Notes: 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.
Uploader's Research notes: 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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2004-10-20
Last modified: 2009-03-16