Alexander, Joseph

Rank Private
Service # 880042
Unit # 186th, 4th, CRT
Resident Mitchell's Bay
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Son of Lilly Alexander of Wallaceburg, ON.

Private Joseph Alexander enlisted with the 24th. Kent Regiment at the outbreak of the war going to Bermuda to relieve the Regulars for overseas service. There he was turned down due to imperfect eyesight, and he returned to Chatham December, 1914. March 15th, 1915, he re-enlisted with the 186th, Kent O.S. Battalion, leaving Chatham for overseas March 22nd, 1917.

After training at Bramshott he proceeded to France August 22nd, 1917, transferring to the 18th. Battalion. He received wounds in the right hand November 22nd, and upon recovery was transferred to the 4th. Canadian Railway Troops.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sources IODE, Library Archives of Canada, No Return Ticket - Wallaceburg War Casualties - Alan Mann 2002, RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 81 – 2, LAC search
Height 5' 6''
Eye Colour Blue
Age 18
Complexion Fair
Hair Fair
Race White
Birthplace Mitchell`s Bay, Ontario
Religion Catholic
Last Place of Employment Dominion Glass Factory, Wallaceburg
Average Earnings $2.25 per day
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted August 18th, 1914
Where Enlisted Chatham, Ontario
Next of Kin Mother- Mrs. Lillian Alexander, Wallaceburg

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