01 February 2021

CEF Beechwood Burial: Allan Clifford Baxter

Born in 1893 in Ottawa, Allan C Baxter's origin was Scots on his father's side and Irish on his mother's. He enlisted with the Canadian Infantry at the Rockcliffe Camp on 13 August 1915, Service Number 144551. 

Prior to enlistment he was employed as a railway timekeeper and served in the army medical corps of the militia. He arrived in England with the rank of Provisional Corporal on 29 June 1916 in the 77th Battalion, was transferred to the 38th and left for France on 11 August. On 24 July 1917, he was confirmed in the rank of Medical Corporal. 

On 31 October 1917, he was badly gassed during the Battle of Passchendaele and spent time in hospital in England. Subsequently, a heart condition was discovered. Invalided to Canada on 28 March 1918 and given a medical discharge on 5 July 1918 he spent time in hospital in Kingston. Given light duties with the government, he succumbed to pneumonia on 1 February 1921.

Interment in section 40. 149-150 at Beechwood Cemetery was delayed until May.

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