3rd Battalion War Diary Casualty List Vimy Ridge April 1917

Note this list was written on a daily bases missing men may be POW or just return and some wounded men may have died of their wounds.

Killed 35 Missing 22 Wounded 128

Number Rank Surname Initials Cas.Type Date Photo Notes
201652 Pte. Mullen J. Wounded April 2, 1917
788598 Pte. Scully F.W. Wounded April 2, 1917
201495 Pte. Stroud S. Wounded April 2, 1917
183300 Pte. Suvyer F.W. Wounded April 2, 1917
210397 Pte. Howarth R. Wounded April 3, 1917
404404 Pte. Meade C. Wounded April 6, 1917
138455 Pte. Kennedy S.L. Wounded April 8, 1917
140016 Pte. Binsley A. Wounded April 8, 1917
201398 Pte. Hinch S.R. Wounded April 8, 1917
Major Curry W.E. Killed April 9, 1917

Photo

Lt. P.Blackey reported Maj. Curry killed in his report timed at 09.05.

Can Virtual War Memorial

23219 Sgt. Hull T.C. Killed April 9, 1917
139082 L/Cpl. French L. Killed April 9, 1917
766994 Pte. Bullock A.D. Killed April 9, 1917 Can. Virtual War Memorial
427656 Pte. Quinn W. Killed April 9, 1917 Can. Virtual War Memorial
183261 Pte. Henderson T. Killed April 9, 1917 Can. Virtual War Memorial
201648 Pte. Morrison J. Killed April 9, 1917 Can. Virtual War Memorial
201182 Pte. Hamilton W. Killed April 9, 1917
201192 Pte. Hollingshead R.H. Killed April 9, 1917
787669 Pte. Horn H.L. Killed April 9, 1917
755852 Pte. Kidd W.M. Killed April 9, 1917
784561 Pte. James R.A. Killed April 9, 1917
201123 L/Cpl. Bullock W.E. Killed April 9, 1917
53268 Pte. Davidson G. Killed April 9, 1917
766405 Pte. Jennings F.L. Killed April 9, 1917
39755 Pte. Macauley W.H. Killed April 9, 1917
201585 Pte. Robertson E. Killed April 9, 1917
405441 Pte. Taylor M. Killed April 9, 1917
210490 Pte. King E. Killed April 9, 1917
201907 Cpl. Smith N.Mc. Killed April 9, 1917
438072 Cpl. Stingle C.C. Killed April 9, 1917
458050 Pte. Morrison J. Missing April 9, 1917
787613 Pte. Moston R. Missing April 9, 1917
784935 Pte. Petch L.C. Missing April 9, 1917
766463 Pte. O'Brien F.J. Missing April 9, 1917
201148 Pte. Cowie W. Missing April 9, 1917
63596 Pte. Mason A. Missing April 9, 1917
201244 Pte. Patsons P.F. Missing April 9, 1917
785017 Pte. Allen J.A. Missing April 9, 1917
788282 Pte. Charbonneau M.T.G. Missing April 9, 1917
201533 Pte. Baker W.A. Missing April 9, 1917
201612 Pte. Hendry R. Missing April 9, 1917
171851 Pte. Ware W.L. Missing April 9, 1917
788511 Pte. Barlow T.P. Missing April 9, 1917
785056 Pte. Axford J.W. Wounded April 9, 1917
Lieut Bailey R. Wounded April 9, 1917
863052 Cpl. Pratley A. Wounded April 9, 1917
A4148 L/Cpl. Mangham M. Wounded April 9, 1917
138551 Pte. Coburn W.G. Wounded April 9, 1917
427293 L/Cpl. Hewer F.N. Wounded April 9, 1917
A4213 Pte. Stickley F.C. Wounded April 9, 1917
201261 Pte. Ryan R. Wounded April 9, 1917
211211 Pte. Garr H.H. Wounded April 9, 1917
785313 Pte. French S.T. Wounded April 9, 1917

Photo by permission of Croydon Local Studies & Archive Services

Attestation Papers

CWCG Listing

Stephen Thomas French was born in England in 1886.

Son of E. and Mary Ann French, of Croydon, Surrey, England; husband of Catherine French, of Cheesewring Railway, Liskeard, Cornwall

Stephens family came from Croydon Surrey in England.
He was born there and he and his brothers went to Mitcham Road School.

Stephen married Catherine Brown in 1910 just before he emigrated to Canada.

He enlisted in 1916 in 129th (Wentworth) Battalion.

He is listed in the book "Croydon and the Great War" by Moore and Sayers.

He died of his wounds on April 13th.

Three other brothers were also killed in WWI.

Info provided by Linda Brewerton

138757 Pte. Switzer P.E.D. Wounded April 9, 1917
784888 Pte. VanDuzer H.N. Wounded April 9, 1917
183913 Pte. McIsaac A. Wounded April 9, 1917
210090 Pte. Brown G.H. Wounded April 9, 1917
175154 Pte. Flaherty P. Wounded April 9, 1917
139150 Pte. Hood R.E. Wounded April 9, 1917
766108 Pte. Maxwell J. Wounded April 9, 1917
201201 Pte. Jones C.F. Wounded April 9, 1917
784925 Pte. Sheeler W.W. Wounded April 9, 1917
785056 Pte. Grime J. Wounded April 9, 1917
201662 Pte. Pearce C. Wounded April 9, 1917
139522 Pte. Bateman R.A. Wounded April 9, 1917
787928 Pte. Cummings E.B. Wounded April 9, 1917
A4172 Pte. O'Neill G. Wounded April 9, 1917
785132 Pte. Armstrong A.H. Wounded April 9, 1917
125819 L/Sgt. Josselin F. Wounded April 9, 1917
463280 L/Cpl. George A.W. Wounded April 9, 1917
172363 L/Cpl. Strong A. Wounded April 9, 1917
415387 Pte. Leblanc R. Wounded April 9, 1917
201754 Pte. Caldwell W.M. Wounded April 9, 1917
9787 Cpl. Gamey O,A. Wounded April 9, 1917
139369 Pte. Reynolds T.E. Wounded April 9, 1917
201323 Pte. Byron F.G. Wounded April 9, 1917
460854 Pte. Taylor F.E. Wounded April 9, 1917
A4179 Cpl. Purser D.E. Wounded April 9, 1917
460849 Cpl. Stevenson A. Wounded April 9, 1917
201806 Pte. Grave A. Wounded April 9, 1917
172204 Pte. Hamilton W.C. Wounded April 9, 1917
210357 Pte. Shoebridge F.T. Wounded April 9, 1917
210267 Pte. Dobbie T. Wounded April 9, 1917
766836 Pte. Gurney W. Wounded April 9, 1917
457418 Pte. Hughes T. Wounded April 9, 1917
210553 Pte. Lucy G.?. Wounded April 9, 1917
766519 Pte. Wilde W.L. Wounded April 9, 1917
139542 Pte. Murray T.D. Wounded April 9, 1917
485556 Pte. Marshall H. Wounded April 9, 1917
785154 Pte. McConnell R. Wounded April 9, 1917
201092 Sgt. Roche O.C. Wounded April 9, 1917
172085 Pte. Adams H.G. Wounded April 9, 1917
171418 Pte. Tarbot G.E. Wounded April 9, 1917
457609 Pte. Livesey J. Wounded April 9, 1917
426076 Cpl. Aucoin W.L. Wounded April 9, 1917
785104 Pte. Coope R.E. Wounded April 9, 1917
201021 Pte. Cecil C. Wounded April 9, 1917
427845 Pte. McKay A. Wounded April 9, 1917
63527 Pte. McKoy D. Wounded April 9, 1917
201448 Pte. Minty C.F. Wounded April 9, 1917
787075 Pte. Horn A. Wounded April 9, 1917
669024 Pte. Begg J. Wounded April 9, 1917
201142 Pte. Comins F. Wounded April 9, 1917
757202 Pte. Meddings J. Wounded April 9, 1917
210932 Pte. Vizor V. Wounded April 9, 1917
201107 Pte. Arnold S.C. Wounded April 9, 1917
138684 Pte. Ricketts H.J. Wounded April 9, 1917
787020 Pte. Dickson R.J. Wounded April 9, 1917
141750 Pte. Perrin A.J. Killed April 10, 1917
138552 Pte. Couperthwaite G. Killed April 10, 1917
788954 Pte. Lavelly P. Killed April 10, 1917
784941 Pte. Swayze C.W. Killed April 10, 1917
784922 Pte. Frost W.W. Killed April 10, 1917
202183 Pte. Stevenson J. Killed April 10, 1917
766525 Pte. Wright J.E. Killed April 10, 1917
171713 Pte. Wolfe J. Missing April 10, 1917
457411 Pte. Coady W. Missing April 10, 1917
486587 Pte. Stephenson J. Missing April 10, 1917
A/Captain McCormick A.B. Missing April 10, 1917 Can. Virtual War Memorial
144154 Pte. Ouelette O. Missing April 10, 1917
201270 Pte. Smith J.P. Wounded April 10, 1917
759516 Pte. Maxwell A.C. Wounded April 10, 1917
201259 Pte. Rose A.H. Wounded April 10, 1917
403298 Pte. Williams H. Wounded April 10, 1917
201328 Pte. Brown J. Wounded April 10, 1917
201304 Pte. Yates W. Wounded April 10, 1917
201133 Pte. Calhoun H.G. Wounded April 10, 1917
403311 Cpl. Tucker A. Wounded April 10, 1917
447895 Pte. Gotch D. Wounded April 10, 1917
756852 Pte. Hutt F. Wounded April 10, 1917
Major Crowther W.B. Wounded April 10, 1917
171793 Pte. Kings J.G. Wounded April 10, 1917
416853 Pte. Ladouceur A. Wounded April 10, 1917
417049 Pte. Rhesume A. Missing April 11, 1917
785151 Pte. Shepard W. Wounded April 11, 1917
225313 Pte. Robertson J. Wounded April 11, 1917
23255 Pte. Fournier E. Wounded April 11, 1917
9632 L/Sgt. Hanna H.W. Wounded April 11, 1917
405398 Pte. Richardson G Wounded April 11, 1917
Lieut Blackey P. Wounded April 11, 1917
201210 Pte. Lennen J. Wounded April 11, 1917
172072 Pte. Robbins J.G. Wounded April 11, 1917
785102 Pte. Cliffe F.E. Killed April 12, 1917
A4141 L/Cpl. Lomax H. Killed April 12, 1917
172138 Pte. Chadwick W.F. Wounded April 12, 1917
174444 Pte. Barrett W.S. Wounded April 12, 1917
766498 Pte. Sprange C.J. Wounded April 12, 1917
765492 Pte. Skeldock J.A. Wounded April 12, 1917
423425 Pte. Keating J. Wounded April 12, 1917
458445 Cpl. Fuller A.J. Wounded April 13, 1917
427378 Pte. Jones E. Wounded April 22, 1917
766369 Pte. Ellis R.H. Wounded April 22, 1917
789213 Pte. Letts W.C. Wounded April 22, 1917
175303 Pte. Wilshire J. Wounded April 22, 1917
460609 Pte. Sinclair L. Killed April 23, 1917
785034 Pte. Eagle L.F. Wounded April 23, 1917
210314 Pte. Florence C. Wounded April 23, 1917
784525 Pte. Ottaway W.R. Wounded April 23, 1917
201352 Pte. Craddock E. Missing April 24, 1917
785125 Pte. O'Donnell J.J. Missing April 24, 1917
763167 Pte. McDonald R.B. Missing April 24, 1917
787158 Pte. Hanley J. Wounded April 24, 1917
201884 Pte. Pike F.E. Wounded April 24, 1917
A4105 Sgt. Hancox G. Wounded April 24, 1917
766495 Pte. Smith A.E. Killed April 25, 1917
787303 Pte. Jones H.J. Killed April 25, 1917
171898 Pte. Forsey P.H. Wounded April 25, 1917 C Company.

Injuries-Shrapnel wound to Right Shoulder and Left leg fracture. Wounded on patrol in no mans land in front of Willerval(see map). Died of wounds April 28th 1917.

Links

Percy Forsey Page on this site.

CWGC. Listing

Can. Virtual War Memorial

202190 Pte. Smith W. Wounded April 26, 1917

Note wounded on April 25th in no mans land as above but not found until 26th April.

see his page on this site

438075 Pte. Willoughby F. Wounded April 26, 1917
201149 Pte. Dawson A.W. Wounded April 26, 1917
201124 Pte. Brinkworth E.J. Wounded April 26, 1917
789133 Pte. Landreau B. Wounded April 26, 1917
201290 Pte. Waite F. Wounded April 26, 1917
A4196 Pte. Seymour B. Wounded April 27, 1917
140593 Pte. Lampman G.H. Wounded April 27, 1917
404210 Pte. Steer T.A. Killed April 28, 1917
A/Major Cooper C.E. Killed April 28, 1917
785206 Pte. Vesper A.E. Wounded April 28, 1917
183401 Pte. Cawthorne B. Wounded April 28, 1917
785301 Pte. Mulvey G.F. Wounded April 28, 1917
Lieut Bush W.C. Wounded April 28, 1917
603028 Pte. Larose R. Wounded April 28, 1917
784531 Pte. Laidman A.E. Wounded April 28, 1917
766409 Pte. Jones A.A. Wounded April 28, 1917
201980 Pte. Rutter C.D. Wounded April 28, 1917

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