CEF Soldier Detail

Private Foster Walwin Ranson
Died: October 11, 1983

Regimental Number:
1001094
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
43rd Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Carberry, Manitoba
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Father - William Henry Ranson - Gregg, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
Carberry, Manitoba, Canada
Date of Birth:
May 6, 1894
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Carberry, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
March 25, 1916
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
5 Inches
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Gun shot wound to right leg 02 Oct 1918
Date of Death:
October 11, 1983
Age at Death:
89
Buried at:
Carberry Plains Cemetery, Carberry, Manitoba
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8099 - 10
Research Notes
Foster sailed out of Halifax aboard the S.S. Olympic on 13 Dec 1916  bound for England and he was in the company of his brother-in-law Private John Whitelaw.  He was enlisted into the 226th Men of the North B Batt. and eventually transfered into the 43rd Cameron Highlanders of Canada.
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 43rd Battalion
Images

Brother-in-law, John Whitelaw and Foster Ranson

Foster sailed out of Halifax aboard the S.S. Olympic on 13 Dec 1916  bound for England and he was in the company of his brother-in-law Private John Whitelaw and they returned to Canada together aboard the PMS Baltic on 12 March 1919.

Foster became ill a number of times while in service,  (1) 23 Jan 1917 Mumps (2) 09 April 1917 Rheumatic Fever and (3) Influenza 16 July 1917. He also sustained a shrapnel injury to his right leg just below the knee on 02 Oct 1918

He also served  in the Second World War.