Tuesday 12 March 2013

Private Jesse Thomas Evenden

Born on 9 February 1878 in Sittingbourne, Kent, England - husband of Emily Elizabeth Evenden (later McDonald), Toronto (later Hamilton), Ontario - son of Richard Evenden, Milton, Kent, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as mason, married, no current military service, previously served three months with the Toronto Mil. Training Association, Methodist, height of 5 feet 8.25 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 5 February 1916 (number 775842) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 22 February 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Evenden's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

1 comment:

Kirstin Evenden said...

Thank you for this blog. Jesse T Evenden was my great grandfather and it is wonderful to see him remembered in this way.