CEF Soldier Detail

Captain John Egerton Ryerson
Died: September 19, 1916

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
58th Battalion
Company:
Attached to 9th Trench Mortar Battery
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Helen M. Ryerson, wife. 48 Triller Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
48 Triller Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
June 7, 1887
Trade or Calling:
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Niagara Camp, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
June 23, 1915
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Thievpal Ridge
Date of Death:
September 19, 1916
Age at Death:
29
Buried at:
Pozieres British Cemetery, France
Plot:
IV. M. 38.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
Circumstances of Death
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 58th Battalion Attached to 9th Trench Mortar Battery
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 58th Battalion D Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 58th Battalion Attached to 9th Trench Mortar Battery

Son of Charles Egerton Ryerson and Emily Ryerson of Toronto; husband of Helen M. Ryerson (nee Thompson) of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Previously served 10 years with the Queen's Own Rifles. 58th Battalion War Diaries show that he was attached to the 9th Trench Mortar Battery (confirmed in London Gazette No. 29686, July 27, 1916, pg. 7465) when he was killed in action at Zollern Graben Trench.

Awards and Decorations
Mentioned in Despatches & 'A' List