20 December 2019

CWGC Beechwood Cemetery Burials: Oswald Olsen

Born in Norway on 28 February 1879, Oswald Olsen enlisted for service in the CEF  on 1 March 1916 and was appointed Sergeant. On attestation, he stated he had served for 3 years with the regular Norwegian forces and 4 years with the Governor General's Foot Guards. CEF service was with the 207 Battalion of the Canadian Infantry.
He was discharged as medically unfit owing to a chronically dislocated right shoulder on 31 March 1917. He was accessed to have suffered from tuberculous, the cause of death, for some years.
Death came on 20 December 1919 in the Sanitarium at Kingston. The body was taken to Beechwood Cemetery for burial on 23 December in Section 29, Lot 15.
He had married his wife Anna Peterson in Philadelphia on 4 May 1908.  They had four children — 3 girls and 1 boy.

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