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Private Robert Arthur Riddell[1]
Male 1889 - 1917


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  • Prefix  Private 
    Birth  18 Feb 1889  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW1 
    Riddell,RobertA.-WW1.jpg
    Riddell,RobertA.-WW1.jpg
    Religion  1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1911  Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer Son 
    Religion  1911  Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    WW1, Private, 151st Battalion / 187th Battalion / 21st Reserve / 59th Battalion 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, Service #624623 
    Misfortune  1917 
    Killed in WW1 
    Residence  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Residence  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-199120 
    Died  3 Jun 1917  , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Cause: Cause: Killed in Action 
    Buried  Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I199120  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  William Scott Riddell,   b. CALC 5 Jul 1861, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1937, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Young Sudden,   b. CALC 17 Oct 1867, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1920, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Sep 1884  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F187773  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Riddell,RobertA.-WW1-002.jpg
    Riddell,RobertA.-WW1-002.jpg
    Photo of Robert Riddell – Photo of Pvt. 624623 Robert Arthur Riddell. Born in Ayr Ontario Canada on Feb. 18th 1889. He enlisted with the 151st Battn. C.E.F. at Coronation Alberta on Jan. 25th 1916 at age 26. He listed his occupation as "Farmer" He later served with the 50th Battn C.E.F. Co. D He was killed in action June 3rd 1917 and has no known grave. Photo courtesy of the Frederick C. Hazell collection and private museum in Langley BC Canada.

  • Sources 
    1. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Name: Robert Arthur Riddell Birth Date: 18 Feb 1889 Birth Location: Ayr, Ontario, Canada Residence: Veteran, Alta Relative: Wm S Riddell Relationship: Father Regiment Number: 624623

    2. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 3. Pg. 15.

    3. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 6.

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ William S. Riddell/ 1861 - 1937/ Margaret Young Sudden/ wife of/ William S. Riddell/ 1867 - 1920/ John S. son/ 1886 - 1907/ Pte. Robert A. Riddell/ 51st Batt./ born Feb. 12, 1890/ Killed In Action at Lens/ June 3, 1917/ William R. Ritchie 1886 - 1964/ His Wife/ Janet Lawson 1884 - 1975/ Riddell/ + [veteran's Poppy]

    5. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    6. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

    7. [S2443] Military - Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty).
      Robert Arthur Riddell Death Date: 3 Jun 1917 Rank: Private Unit: 50th Battalion Service number: 624623

      "Previously reported wounded and Missing, now Killed in Action".
      Information is available that he was killed by shell fire during an attack at LA COULOTTE.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Feb 1889 - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer Son - 1911 - Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Killed in Action - 3 Jun 1917 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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