Iverson, Amos: Service no. 844603

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Source: Sarnia Historical Society

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IVERSON, Amos (#844603)

Amos Iverson was born in Drobak, Norway, on February 27, 1887. Amos enlisted March 14, 1916 in Sarnia with the 149th Battalion. Single at the time, he recorded his occupation a as sailor, and listed his next of kin as Mary Iverson, mother, of Drobak, Norway. Sometime after enlisting, Amos married Ada Iverson, of Courtright, Ontario. Amos became a member of the Army, Canadian Infantry, Western Ontario Regiment, 18th Battalion, with the rank of Private. On August 27, 1918, Amos Iverson would lose his life while fighting in France during Canada’s final Hundred Days Campaign. He was initially reported as wounded and missing in action. Amos Iverson would later be officially listed as, Previously reported Wounded and Missing, now for official purposes presumed to have died. When last seen he had been wounded in the arm by shrapnel from an enemy shell, while taking part with his Company in an attack near Vis-en-Artois in front of Arras. Thirty-one year old Amos Iverson has no known grave. He is memorialized on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

NOTE: On the CWGC and CVWM websites, his name is listed as Amos Iveson. On the Sarnia cenotaph, his name is inscribed as A. Ireson. The spelling used in this project is based on Amos Iverson’s own signature on his attestation papers.

SOURCES: A, B, C, D, E, F, L, N, 2C, 2D, 2G

Source: Sarnia Historical Society

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“Previously reported Wounded and Missing, now for official purposes presumed to have died.” When last seen he had been wounded in the arm by shrapnel from an enemy shell, while taking part with his Company in the attack near Vis-en-Artois in front of Arras.
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