Monday, December 20, 2010

Private John Neal - 33141

I think that this is the following John Neal.  

According to his attestation papers dated September 23, 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec, John Neal was born on July 9, 1886 in West Darby, Lancashire, England.  He listed his father John Neal, Englehart, Ontario as his next of kin.  He was single and worked as a hospital attendant (at the Mimico Asylum in New Toronto?).  He had no previous military experience.  He was 28 years and 2 months of age and stood 5 feet 9 inches in height.  He had brown eyes, dark brown hair and a dark complexion.  He had five vaccination marks on his left arm, and a fleshly mole one inch to the left of his ?  He was a member of the Church of England.

He was a member of the 2nd Field Ambulance, Canadian Medical Corps, when he was killed on April 17, 1916.  According to the CEF burial register he was killed in action at Kruisstraat, Belgium. He is listed as the son of Son of John and Alice Neal, of Englehart, Ontario.   He is buried in the Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery in Belgium.

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