Darragh, John Edward

Regimental Number: 101066
Rank: Private
Branch: 31st Battalion

John was born to William and Sarah Darragh on May 14, 1894 in Campbellford, Ontario. He came west and filed on a homestead at 27-73-5-W6. John enlisted in the Canadian army in July of 1915. Just three months after he arrived in France, on September 15, 1916, John was wounded in the advance from Pozieres to Courcelette during the Somme offensive. He died of gunshot wounds to the abdomen in the Special Hospital at Warloy-Baillon the same day. John’s graver marker is inscribed with “Our son and brother all his sorrows left behind and earth exchanged for heaven.”