CEF Soldier Detail

Major Melville Rysdale Ten Broeke

Regimental Number:
51456
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Company:
Place of Birth:
Simla, Punjab
Country:
India
Next of Kin:
Dora Ten Broeke, mother. 106 Foster Hill Road, Bedford, England
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
July 15, 1891
Trade or Calling:
Civil Engineer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
November 3, 1914
Age at enlistment:
23
Height:
5 Feet 11 Inches
Chest:
39 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded September 15, 1916 (GSW right hand)
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 9568 - 44
Research Notes
From a book:  Imperial Vancouver Island: Who Was Who, 1850-1950
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Major Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Captain Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Private Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Private Canadian Infantry 23rd Reserve Battalion
Corporal Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Original overseas unit 23rd Canadian Infantry Battalion. Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in the field as a Private March 1, 1915. Promoted to Corporal. Promoted to Lieutenant June 18, 1916. Promoted to Major. Wounded September 15, 1916. Struck off strength March 20, 1919.

MC - London Gazette#30450 Page #53 . Dated January 1, 1918

Bar - London Gazette#31158 Page#1635. Dated February 1, 1919.

Husband of Marjorie Ellen Haslock Cook 

Awards and Decorations
Military Cross
Military Cross First Bar