2nd Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps
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Vandecar, Roy Frederick, 406833, Private
Arthur James Vandusen was born c. 1889, son of Hugh & Eliza Vandusen (later of 152 Britannia Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario).
Private A.J. Vandusen died
on 12 May 1918, aged 29, apparently as a result of wounds received that
day, and was buried at Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt (Grave
Ref. I.B.16). The War Diary has the following entry for 12 May which
possibly relates to Pte. Vandusen: "4.00 pm Enemy put 40 to 50 4.1's
in S.16.a. some being close to 'G' Battery. Shelled DUBLIN and BATH
Guns and put DUBLIN Gun out of action and wounded one other rank.
The Gun was replaced by a new Gun at the position by 1.00 p.m."
However, a list of casualties compiled at the end of May shows two other
soldiers wounded on this day - Ptes. J.
Hall and S. Barber - either of
whom could also have been the casualty referred to in the extract shown
Private George Vangestel
was wounded on 10 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens, and died a
few weeks later on 15 September, aged 26. He was buried at St. Sever
Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime (Grave Ref. R.III.E.10).
The CWGC data base shows his parents as Ed. & Maria Dawson Van Gestel
of Avenue Elisabeth, 2, Aerschot, Brabant, Belgium.
Private J. Violette was detached to the 26th Battalion, Unit Group No. 3 "C" St. John on 25 March 1918, for the purpose of demobilization.
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