Switzer, Randolph Finlay: Service no. 745255 (Military Medal)

Digitized Service Record

Source: 116th Excel sheet by Mark Carmichael re. soldiers of 116th that served with the 18th Battalion.


Family Search: When Randolph Finlay Switzer was born on 23 August 1895, in Coboconk, Victoria, Ontario, Canada, his father, Cyrus Warner Switzer, was 23 and his mother, Georgina Frances ‘Teen’ Finlay, was 19. He married Jennie Sophia Haugh on 13 August 1923, in Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States in 1919 and lived in Port Perry, Durham, Ontario, Canada in 1916 and Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1916. In 1916, at the age of 21, his occupation is listed as telephone operator in Port Perry, Durham, Ontario, Canada. He died on 5 May 1955, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 59, and was buried in Windsor Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

Military Medal per London Gazette No. 30364. 2 November 1917. Page 11348. “For bravery in the field.”

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