Bateman, Alfred Earl

Regimental Number: 551309
Rank: Private
Branch: Canadian Cavalry Brigade

Alfred was born in Thamesville, Ontario on July 31, 1893. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in Moosomin, Saskatchewan in December of 1914. On November 1, 1917, Alfred suffered from gunshot wounds to his right thigh and a fractured femur. He was invalided to Canada in July of 1918 as a result. On September 17, 1918, Alfred was discharged, having been found medically unfit due to his wounds; he walked with a limp and had to use cane. In 1919, Alfred filed on the southern half of 18-80-7-W6. He later married Loreen Bell Penny. Alfred died in Penticton, British Columbia on May 30, 1982.

See pages 66 and 67 of Alfred’s service file for family details on the separation allowance form filled out by Alfred’s mother.