CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Robert Riddell
Died: February 11, 1938

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Veterinary Corps
Battalion:
No. 11 Veterinary Section
Company:
No. 11 Section
Place of Birth:
Cobourg, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Anne M. Riddell (wife), 1248 11th Ave. E., Vancouver, British Columbia
Address at Enlistment:
Same as next of kin
Date of Birth:
September 12, 1859
Trade or Calling:
Veterinary Surgeon
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of Enlistment:
December 9, 1918
Age at enlistment:
59
Height:
5 Feet Inches
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Canada    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
February 11, 1938
Age at Death:
78
Buried at:
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
Research Notes

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Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Army Veterinary Corps No. 11 Veterinary Section No. 11 Section
Private Canadian Infantry Canadian Infantry

Riddell may have seen service in Siberia in the "B" Squadron ("B" Squadron, Royal North West Mounted Police, Siberia 1918/12/01-1919/05/26) but his name does not appear in on-line resources related to this service. 

On his Officers' Declaration the medical officer found him unfit for service due to his being 59 years old. Despite this, he was not demobilized until Sep 15, 1919 as part of the general demobilization.

 The Canadian Almanac (1916) lists his war service awards as:
- Rebellion in the Northwest Territories in 1885 - medal and clasp (probably for Cut Knife Hill, 2 May)
- South Africa (2nd Boer War) 1900-1902 - Queen's medal and 4 clasps