Hansen, Sven

Regimental Number: 489678
Rank: Sapper
Branch: 1st Canadian Pioneer Battalion; 9th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops

Sven was born in Amicivej, Copenhagen, Denmark on June 1, 1874. Prior to enlisting in the Canadian army January of 1916, he served in the Danish army. Sven sprained his right knee in August of 1916. According to his service file, he was living in Prince George in 1923. Sven died in Vancouver on May 9, 1964.

Sources: Grooming the Grizzly, p. 225 (photograph in Danish uniform)