CEF Soldier Detail

Private Cecil John Kinross
Died: June 21, 1957

Regimental Number:
437793
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
49th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Dews Farm, Harefield, Near Uxbridge, Middlesex, England
Country:
Next of Kin:
James Sterling Kinross, Father, Lougheed Post Office, Lougheed, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
February 17, 1895
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Calgary, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
October 21, 1915
Age at enlistment:
20
Height:
5 Feet 11 1/2 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded Passchendaele
Date of Death:
June 21, 1957
Age at Death:
62
Buried at:
Lougheed Cemetery, Lougheed, Alberta
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 5190-38
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 49th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 51st Battalion 3rd Reinforcing Draft

On attestation papers, birthplace is incorrectly noted as Oxbridge, Middlesex.

Enlisted with the 51st Battalion at Calgary, Alberta, on 21 Oct 1915. Embarked for Britain on 18 Dec 1915 aboard S.S. Missanabie. Posted to the 9th Reserve Battalion on 28 Dec 1915. Proceeded to France for service with the 49th Battalion on 6 Mar 1916. Wounded on 8 Oct 1916 and admitted to hospital with shrapnel wounds to his right arm and side. Rejoined 49th in the field on 23 May 1916. Wounded at Passchendaele on 30 Oct 1917, in an action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross, with a shell wound to his left arm and head, hospitalized and invalided back to Britain. Posted to the 21st Reserve Battalion on 15 Feb 1918 . Sailed for Canada on 20 Jan 1919.Honourably discharged on 17 Feb 1919.

Mount Kinross in the VC Range of the Canadian Rockies, 24km NW of Jasper, Alberta was named after him in 1951.

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Awards and Decorations
Victoria Cross