DIVISIONAL UNIT: 3rd Canadian infantry Division
9th Infantry Brigade
58th Battalion - Central Ontario
Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO: 654816
RESIDENCE: Exeter – Ontario
DATE OF BIRTH: February 19, 1897
Exeter – Usborne Township – County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH: October 24, 1917 20 years 8 months
CEMETERY: Tyne Cot Cemetery – Zonnebeke –
West Vlaanderen – Belgium
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PARENTS: Mrs. Sarah McFalls - Exeter - Ontario
Occupation: Clerk Religion: Methodist
Enlistment: Exeter – May 13, 1916 – 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age: 19 years 3 months
Private McFalls arrived in England on November 11, 1916. He transferred to the 58th Battalion on November 27th, goes overseas into France on November 29, 1916 and joins his unit in the field on December 22, 1916.
Private McFalls was killed in action during supporting military operations southwest of Passchendaele.
What we do know is that he lost his life on either October 23rd or 24th 1917.
October 23rd – one Ordinary Rank was killed. The wind was from the west at 6 mph and it was raining. The Battalion moved into support at 2 pm after relieving the 2nd Wellington Battalion.
October 24th – the wind was from the west at 16 mph, cloud came in and it rained the rest of the day and the Battalion moved to the front line areas with “D” Company on the front and “A, B & C” providing support. This was south of the Gravenstafel Road.
This is the total information available to us from the files of Private McFalls, from the diaries of the 58th Battalion and the 9th Infantry Brigade.