CEF Soldier Detail

Private Richard Back
Died: April 27, 1917

Regimental Number:
132874
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
42nd Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Hogansburg, NY
Country:
U.S.A.
Next of Kin:
Margaret Back, mother, 193A 7th Ave. Lachine, Quebec
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
February 8, 1896
Trade or Calling:
Iron Worker
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Montreal, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 20, 1915
Age at enlistment:
19
Height:
5 Feet 5 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
April 27, 1917
Age at Death:
21
Buried at:
Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
VI. G. 12.
Commemorated:
Huntingdon, Quebec (as James Back)
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Native American
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 328-77
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
This is likely the "James Back " listed on the Huntingdon, Quebec Memorial. Occupation is hard to read on attestation papers. "Worker" is clear, word before is not. May be "Iron"
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 42nd Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 73rd Battalion "C" Company, No 12 Platoon
Military Experience at the Carlisle Indian School