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Private Alexander Dempsey

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Date of birth: 1881-02-06
Place of birth: Glasgow Scotland
Next of kin: Mrs. E. Gow 32 Mansion St. Possilpark, Glasgow Scotland Sister
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Labourer
Occupation (normalized): Labourer
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date of death: 1915-03-25


Regimental number: 53217
Highest Rank: Private (18th Battalion)
Rank detail

Private, 18th Battalion, Infantry (Army).

Degree of service: Canada
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Meningitis


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CWGC ID: 2756204
LAC ID: 348963
Service file: B2433-S020
Uploader's Notes:

Son of William Dempsey, of Calerion St., Kilrea, Co. Derry, Ireland.

Meningitis at London, Ont.

Spinal meningitis claimed its first victim among the troops in training here this afternoon when Private Alexander Dempsey, of A Company, 18th Battalion, succumbed to the dreaded disease at Victoria Hospital. Dempsey enlisted at Windsor. Every precaution is being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.

Montreal Gazette. March 26, 1915.

Uploader's Research notes: [Private Army Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion ]


Date added: 2005-04-30
Last modified: 2018-05-10