19 April 2020

CWGC Beechwood Cemetery Burials: Calvin Bezley

He was born in Toronto on 17 (18) October 1883 the son of George and Annie (Neil) Bezley. Prior to enlisting on 22 January 1918 he had been a clerk in the forestry industry.

From 22 Jan 1918 to 15 December 1919 he served with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, Central Ontario Regiment in Canada, England and France.

According to an Ottawa Journal article from 20 April 1920, he had recently undergone an operation on his spine following a shrapnel wound at Cambrai on 29 September 1918 where he laid for two days before being brought in. The shrapnel was removed but he was paralyzed.

Death on 19 April 1920 was from scarlet fever. He is interred in Section 29, Lot 14.4 at Beechwood Cemetery.

He had three brothers and seven sisters including Mrs. A Wall whose address, 559 King Edward Avenue, is in the Beechwood register. His aunt, Mrs. T Bezley lived at 92 Wilbrod Street in Ottawa.

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