08 September 2019

CWGC Beechwood Cemetery Burials: James Henry Weedon

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Pte. James Weedon, No. 145766 C E F., was born in Hendon, Middlesex, England in 1867. He had served with the 14th Hussars (Cavalry) before emigrating.

Prior to enlisting he was employed at Russell Shaw Brick Yards, attested in Ottawa on 6 January 1916, sailed from Halifax with the 77th Battalion in June that year. He was hospitalized with arthritis in March 1917 and returned to Canada the following June.

He died early Monday morning, 8 September 1919 in St. Luke’s Hospital, following an illness of six weeks duration. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery in section 29, lot 15.

His wife, Alice Louisa lived at 347 Arthur Street, Ottawa and they had four children: Florence Ann, aged I3: Alice Edith, aged I2; Henry John James, aged 8. and Edward Russell, aged 6 years.

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