CEF Soldier Detail

Private Alexander Dempsey
Died: March 25, 1915

Regimental Number:
53217
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Glasgow
Country:
Scotland
Next of Kin:
Mrs. E. Gow 32 Mansion St. Possilpark, Glasgow Scotland Sister
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
February 6, 1881
Trade or Calling:
Labourer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Windsor, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
October 28, 1914
Age at enlistment:
33
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
36 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Canada    
Cause of Death:
Died in War, unknown cause
Battle Died/Wounded:
Meningitis
Date of Death:
March 25, 1915
Age at Death:
34
Buried at:
London (St. Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ontario, Canada
Plot:
Sec. G. Lot 8. 5.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 2433-20
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion

Son of William Dempsey, of Calerion St., Kilrea, Co. Derry, Ireland.

 

Meningitis at London, Ont.

Spinal meningitis claimed its first victim among the troops in training here this afternoon when Private Alexander Dempsey, of A Company, 18th Battalion, succumbed to the dreaded disease at Victoria Hospital. Dempsey enlisted at Windsor. Every precaution is being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.

Montreal Gazette. March 26, 1915.