Monday, December 20, 2010

Sergeant Victor Arding - 139008

According to his attestation papers dated July 22, 1915 at Toronto, Victor Alvus Arding was born in Reading, Berkshire, England on October 14, 1890.  He listed Florence Catherine Arding, 4th Street, New Toronto (later crossed out and new address of River Street, Paris, Ontario written in) as his next of kin.  He was a fireman and indicated that he was currently a member of an active militia.  He was 24 years and 9 months of age and stood 5 feet 10 1/2 inches tall.  He had blue eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion.

He enlisted the same day with his brother John. 

He was a member of the 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) when he was killed on November 18, 1916.  According to the CEF burial register he was originally reported as missing but now reported as killed in action.  He was last seen dead in a shell hole in "No Man's Land".  He is buried in the Adanac Military Cemetery, Somme, France.   He was a recipient of the Military Medal. His next of kin is listed as Florence C. Dempster (formerly Arding), of East End, Saskatchewan.   He is also listed on the Paris, Ontario War Memorial.

His brother John was killed on the same day.

articles courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial 

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