Bettridge, Ernest F. (E. F.)

Rank Private
Service # 123322
Unit # 70th, PPCLI
Resident Chatham
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Private Ernest Bettridge trained with the 1st. Contingent but was discharged at Vatcartier as medically unfit. He again enlisted with the 70th. Battalion September 1st, 1915, leaving for overseas April 18th, 1916. In England he was transferred to the P.P.C.L.I. proceeding to France June 7th, 1916. He was attached to No. 1 company for one month, taking a course as Scout in August, after which he was attached to Headquarters company of the P.P.C.L.I. In January 1917, he was given another course and was made Battalion Scout Instructor. In 1917 he was the only soldier left from a draft from the 70th. Battalion of 200. In June 1917 he went on a third course, and in September, 1917, was given his two years good conduct stripe. He served in France, Belgium and Germany.

Discharged at London owing to demobilisation April 24th, 1919. Category A.I.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sources IODE, Victoria Ave. United Church - Roll of Honour, Chatham Daily Planet (29-06-1916), Chatham Daily News (24-04-1919)
Height 5' 8 1/2''
Eye Colour Blue
Age 20
Complexion Fair
Hair Light Brown
Race White
Birthplace Tupperville, Ontario
Religion Methodist
Last Place of Employment Betula, New York.
Average Earnings $3.50 per day.
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted September 1st, 1915
Where Enlisted Chatham, Ontario
Next of Kin Mother- Mrs. Margaret Newham, Chatham, Ontario.

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