Hastings, Newell: Service no. 844575


Digitized Service Record


Source: October 1918 casualty.

Wounded October 10, 1918 at Iwuy.


Joining the 149th Battalion at Petrolia, Ontario on January 2, 1916, this 17-year-old barber’s apprentice was off to war.

He boarded the SS Lapland in Halifax on March 25, 1917, and arrived at Liverpool on April 7, 1917. He arrived at Bramshott Camp the same day. He was posted to the 161st Battalion on June 1, 1917, and then moved to Witley Camp. He then was absorbed back into the 4th Reserve Battalion and returned to Bramshott as of March 8, 1918.

Old enough to fight, he was then taken on strength with the 18th Battalion, passing through No. 2 Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples on March 29, 1918, and then arriving at the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp on April 3, 1918. 13 days later, he was at the front with the 18th Battalion.

He was wounded at Iwuy in heavy fighting on October 10, 1918, and transported to No. 7 Canadian General Hospital where he died of his wounds on October 31, 1918. He had GSW to his right leg.

“Died of Wounds” (Shrapnel wounds right leg and chest) at No. 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples.

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