CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Ervin Simeon Conrad
Died: September 15, 1916

Regimental Number:
79567
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
31st Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Grand Desert, Nova Scotia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Simeon Conrad, Father, Grand Desert, NS., Canada.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
January 23, 1886
Trade or Calling:
Engineer/Traveller
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Red Deer, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
November 18, 1914
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
38 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Killed in the Somme near to Courcelette by sniper's bullet.
Date of Death:
September 15, 1916
Age at Death:
30
Buried at:
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
Stettler, Alberta Cenotaph
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150,Accession 1992-93/166 Box1926-15
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Info from the attestation papers and war diary. This man is on the CWGC site.

Info updated from letters Ervin wrote home during the war and his service records.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion
Corporal Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion
Images
Lieutenant Ervin S. Conrad, Believed to be taken between July 28 to Aug 6, 1916 in England after promotion to Lieutenant

Son of Simeon and Sarah Conrad, of Grand Desert, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia.

This man was promoted from Corporal to temporary Lieutenant in the 31st on 19th July 1916.

The war diary states that this officer became the Battalion Scout Officer on 14th August 1916.

This officer along with one OR attended a Snipers course at Mont Des Chats on 18th August 1916.

KIA September 15th, 1916 during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette.  Moved up from Canadian front line to the area of a German communication trench along the Mouquet Road (Sunken Road) just outside of Courcelette and was struck in the breast by a sniper's bullet.