This single farmer, 22-years-old, enlisted at Alexandria, Ontario on October 6, 1915 with the 154th Overseas Battalion.
It appears that his attestation papers had the spelling of his surname in error. It was Haldane.
He arrived in England on October 31, 1916, aboard the SS Mauritania. He was based in Bramshott and had a spell of hospital care from November 15, 1916, until January 16, 1917. He was transferred to the 156th Battalion on January 25, 1917, and then to the 161st Battalion on March 20, 1917.
During this time he met an Englishwoman and was given permission to marry on July 31, 1917.
In the New Year, this soldier was subject to a series of punishments for being AWL and other charges. Having been subject to detention, this soldier was transferred to the 18th Battalion and proceeded overseas on February 28, 1918. He arrived in France that day and was sent directly from No. 2 Canadian Infantry Base Depot at Etaples, France, to the frong on March 15, 1918.
He served with the Battalion until killed in action due to enemy action at Marcelcave, France.
‘”Killed in Action” During an attack near Marcelcave in front of Amiens he was struck in the head and chest by enemy shrapnel and killed instantly.’
He left a widow, Mrs. Maud Haldane living at 1 Furze Hill Cottage, Borehamwood, Herts, England.