Clagget, Perry Snowden

Regimental Number: 258764
Rank: Private
Branch: 9th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops

Perry was born in Philadelphia, Missouri on June 10, 1887. He owned a homestead at 1-73-12-W6, west of Hythe. At the time of his enlistment in August of 1916, Perry was living in Kamloops; he traveled to Vancouver to enlist. His Circumstances of Death record states:

“While employed on light railway construction, he was wounded in the right arm and left thigh by shrapnel. He was immediately taken to the nearest dressing station and from there evacuated to No. 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station where he succumbed to his wounds.”

Perry died on October 23, 1917 and was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium. His grave marker is inscribed with “At rest.”

Sources: homestead record