CEF Soldier Detail

Major Herbert Gourlay Wickens
Died: September 20, 1917

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
3rd Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
William Eastwood Wickens, father. 30 Earl Street, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
June 11, 1883
Trade or Calling:
Banker
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 22, 1914
Age at enlistment:
31
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Wesleyan
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
September 20, 1917
Age at Death:
34
Buried at:
Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot:
III. B. 4.
Commemorated:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
3rd Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Major Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion
Honorary Major Canadian Army Pay Corps Canadian Corps Headquarters Field Cashier
Honorary Major Canadian Army Pay Corps No. 6 Detachment
Honorary Captain Canadian Infantry 3rd Division Headquarters Field Cashier
Honorary Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion Attached
Honorary Major Canadian Infantry 3rd Division Headquarters Field Cashier

Son of William Eastwood Wickens and Martha Hannah Wickens (nee Kenworthy); older brother of Richard Norman Wickens (Service No. 348849)

Prior service with the QOR

Awards and Decorations
Mentioned in Despatches 'A' List
TypeDateDescription
Letter 5/6/1915 Letter from the Front - 2nd Battle of Ypres