DIVISIONAL UNIT: 2nd Canadian Infantry Division
4th Infantry Brigade
18th Battalion - Western Ontario
Canadian Infantry Corp
SERVICE NO: 654410
RESIDENCE: Clinton – Ontario
DATE OF BIRTH: August 9, 1885
Colchester - England
DATE OF DEATH: August 21, 1917 32 years
CEMETERY: Aix Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension – Aix-Noulette –
Pas de Calais – France
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WIFE: Mrs. Beatrice Sewell – Clinton - Ontario
PARENTS: Mr. Blanchard and Mary Sewell – Bergen – New York - USA
Occupation: Salesman Religion: Church of England
Enlistment: Clinton – February 8, 1916 – 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age: 30 years 6 months
Private Sewell and the 161st Battalion arrived in England on November 11, 1916 On January 12, 1917 he transfers to the 18th Battalion based at West Sandling – Hampshire. Private Sewell then travels overseas and into France and joins his unit already in the field on January 18, 1917.
Private Sewell and his unit were located between Bully-Grenay and Aix-Noulette where he was killed whilst performing his military duties.
The weather this day was good.
At 10am the 18th Battalion began their march from Bully-Grenay to the Bouvigny Huts and while on the road between Bully-Grenay and Ais-Noulette an enemy high velocity shell dropped into the Battalion killing 21 men and wounding 31.
“D” Company suffered all the casualties from the enemy shell.
The Battalion was on their way to Corps Reserve.