Ogle, Josias Johnston: Service no. 769669


Digitized Service Record

Source: April 1917 casualty.


Newspaper clippings. Source: CVWM


Pte. Josia J. Ogle, killed in actions, was 24 years of ate when he enlisted with a battalion that went overseas in August last. He was born in Ireland and was unmarried. He formerly lived at 153 Strachan avenue.

Toronto Star. May 2, 1917.


Relatives Learn From Paper That Pte. J.J. Ogle is Killed

“If it had not been for The Star we should have known nothing about my brother-in-law’s death,” Mrs Jas. Olgle, 151 Strachan avenue, told the reporter today. Pte. Josiah J. Ogle, whose parents live in Belfast, Ireland was reported in Wednesday’s casualty lists, but as he next of kin lived in Ireland, no notice was taken to his name. It was noted, however, in Wednesday’s issue of The Star that his relatives lived at the Strachan avenue address, ad that the first information that Mr. James Ogle had that his brother was killed was when the paper was shown to him by his cousin, Mr. Harry Cutler.

Pte. Ogle was 24 years of age, and wen overseas last August. Previous to enlisting, he was employed on a farm near Paris, Ont. He was a member of Euclid avenue Methodist church, and the L.O.L. No. 864.

Toronto Star. May 4, 1917.

Ogle, Josias Johnston: Service no. 769669. Source: Toronto Telegram. May 1917. Per news clipping post by David Archer at 18th Battalion Facebook Page (not group).
Inscription – His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial (2010). Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens). Source CVWM
“Killed in Action”Whilst taking part in the attack East of Neuville St. Vaast, he was killed by an enemy shell.

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