Source: 160th Battalion Facebook Group post.
Indigenous Soldier from the “Cape Croker Reserve” now known as The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation occupy Neyaashiinigmiing Aboriginal Reserve No.27. Died serving with Veterans Guard in 1941.
Veteran of WWI
He served from 1915 – 1919
Service Number: 802504
Service Number: B/16214
Veterans Guard of Canada
He enlisted Aug. 15, 1940 at North Bay.
Cause of death: He went off duty Aug. 14th and left the base. He was not seen again alive. His body was found on the 20th in Toronto Bay … he had died of drowning. There apparently was no sign of foul play.
He was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Solomon of Chippawa Hill, Ontario, the husband of Laura Solomon, and the father of nine children ranging in age from 2 to 19.
He is commemorated on Page 45 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. He is remembered on the Southampton Cenotaph. There is a Tribute to him on the Roll Call of Honour website.”