Mantle, Arthur John “Jack”

Regimental Number: 8481
Rank: Bugler
Branch: 2nd Battalion

Jack was born on June 14, 1896 (1897?) in London, England. He joined the Canadian army at Valcartier in September of 1914. On March 13, 1915 during the Battle of Fromelles, Jack received gunshot wounds to his head and neck. Both eyes were scraped to remove shrapnel, but some was left behind in the right eye because it was too dangerous to remove. Jack lost the vision in his left eye, and could not raise his right eye upward. He was discharged in July of 1915. On December 19, 1925, Jack married Anna Dolemo. They lived in Grande Prairie and owned property at 24-73-10-W6; 23-73-10-W6. Jack died on July 19, 1968 and was buried in Dawson Creek.

Sources: Obituary (Peace River Block News July 24, 1968); Registration of Death