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Ferris, Alexander
Sergeant
Army
Brantford, Ontario
Edmonton, Alberta
Died: Oct 18,1918

Commemorated at
Terlincthun British Cemetery, France

Alexander Hassard Ferris was born October 13, 1886 at Brantford, Ontario under the name ‘Brant’ and raised in Brantford where his father ran a local inn. Single, Ferris moved to Edmonton, Alberta where he worked as a plumber before enlisting with the 51st Battalion (Edmonton) at Edmonton August 14, 1915. Overseas in April 1916, Ferris went on to serve as a Sergeant with the Canadian Expeditionary Force attached to the 46th Battalion during the First World War. Landing in France in October 1916, the 46th Battalion fought along the Western Front in France and Belgium. On October 18, 1918, Sergeant Alexander Ferris died during military operations near Emerchicourt when struck by enemy shrapnel. Ferris is commemorated at the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Walter and Eliza Jane (nee Hassard) Ferris of Brantford; brother of Lottie, Herbert, Mary, Walter, and Sarah Ferris; he was 31 years old. Citation(s): Military Medal with Bar ‘for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty before Passchendaele October 26, 1917’, Victory Medal, British War Medal “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”

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