CEF Soldier Detail

Corporal Orval Yax Iden
Died: April 8, 1917

Regimental Number:
81426
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
10th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Rutherford, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
George Thomas Iden, father, Waniska, Saskatchewan.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
July 5, 1893
Trade or Calling:
homestead farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
December 16, 1914
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
He was in charge of a Lewis Gun crew and in the early morning of the 8th of April, 1917, was shot through the head and killed instantaneously whilst taking part in a raid on enemy trenches near Neuville-St. Vaast.
Date of Death:
April 8, 1917
Age at Death:
23
Buried at:
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 4682-40
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

Info from the attestation papers and the 10th battalion war diary.

Details of death from Ancestry.com which includes a digitized image of the casualty form from the "Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948” database

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Corporal Canadian Infantry 10th Battalion

Son of Thomas and Christina Iden of Dresden, Ontario.

The 10th battalion war diary states that this man was seen along with Pte Towson carrying a wounded man at Vimy Ridge on 8th April 1917

TypeDateDescription
War Diary Entry 4/30/1917 10th Battalion