May 11, 2015

Eight Canadian First World War soldiers to be buried on May 13 in France

Eight Canadian First World War soldiers will be buried on May 13 at Caix British Cemetery in Caix, France. 

The soldiers, from Winnipeg’s 78th Battalion,  were found in 2006 and 2007. A few were identified - Lieutenant Clifford Neelands, Lance Sergeant Oscar Lindell, and Privates Sidney Halliday, William Simms, and Lachlan McKinnon. 

I did some genealogy research and found the following in the online CEF database. Their attestation papers, front and back are also available. In some cases the full file has been digitized and can be downloaded:

Attestation Papers Clifford Neelands

Name:
  • NEELANDS, CLIFFORD ABRAM
Rank:
LT
Date of Birth:
  • 1892-01-04
Place of Birth:
Barrie ON Canada
Enlistment Date:
1916-05-25
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg MB Canada
Unit:
90th Battalion
Reference:
RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7251 - 27
Item Number:
557547


 


 




Name:
  • LINDELL, JOHN OSCAR
Regimental Number:
  • 147186
Date of Birth:
  • 1884-12-27
Place of Birth:
Sweden
Enlistment Date:
1915-07-01
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg MB Canada
Unit:
78th Battalion
Reference:
RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5649 - 60
Item Number:
531784


 

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