Garside, Ernest Albert: Service no. 53676

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Source: September 1916 K.I.A.

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Listed in “The Foreign Burial of American War Dead: A History” on page 247. There is no indication he was an American citizen from his service records which show his place of birth being London, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated at the Central United Church, St. Thomas, Ontario.

This single 27-year-old boilermaker with 3-years militia experience with the 25th Regiment enlisted with the 18th Battalion on October 22, 1915, at St. Thomas, Ontario.

He arrived in England on April 29, 1915, and trained in England. He went AWL several times in England and had pay deducted for these infractions. He went to Europe and service in Belgium and France with his Battalion on September 15, 1915, and was promoted Corporal on June 6, 1916.

He participated in the attack on Courcelette and died of wounds received in action at No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station.

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Source: Folkestone Herald. May 22, 1915. Page 8. Courtesy of Folkestone Baseball Chronicle Facebook Group (Andrew Taylor).
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“Died of Wounds.” No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station.
The Foreing Burial of American War Dead A History page 297
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