DIVISIONAL UNIT: 241st Battalion - Canadian Scottish Borderers
SERVICE NO: 1046009
DATE OF BIRTH: July 10, 1873
Kensington – London - England
DATE OF DEATH: December 23, 1918 45 years 5 months
CEMETERY: Brookwood Military Cemetery – Pirbright
Surrey – England
III J 9
WIFE: Mrs. Harriet Twyford – Clinton - Ontario
Occupation: Groom Religion: Church of England
Enlistment: April 24, 1917 – Windsor - Ontario
Enlistment Age: 43 years 9 months
Private Twyford embarked from Canada on the SS Olympic following his boarding on April 28, 1917 and arrived in England on May 7, 1917. He then transferred to the 5th Reserve Battalion as the 241st Battalion was absorbed by both the 5th and 12th Reserve Battalions. This was on May 7, 1917.
He attends a Medical Board on July 25, 1917 with an injured foot. His foot was injured in South African War. There is a lump on the instep of this foot and the third toe overrides the little tow. As a result of this he is unable to march. He then is classified as “B2”
On December 6, 1918 he is admitted to 3rd London General Hospital and is classified as seriously ill with an obstruction in the esophagus.
Private Twyford died at No. 3 London General Hospital located in Wandsworth as the result of cancer of the esophagus. Officially the doctors stated it was carcinoma of the esophagus and gastrostomy.