Wednesday 4 February 2009

Private Neville Ferris

Born on 31 March 1892 in Gananoque, Ontario (CWGC database lists him as Christopher Neville Ferris) - son of Charles Henry and Mary Jane Ferris, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as mechanist helper, single, currently a member of the S.S. Corps [?], previously served in the 41st Regiment (three years), height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 22 June 1915 (number 410734) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 6 February 1917 - died of those wounds on 7 February 1917 - buried in Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension (grave C.11), France.

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