Waterloo Region Generations
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Clayton Elmer Underwood

Clayton Elmer Underwood

Male 1894 - 1918  (23 years)

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  • Name Clayton Elmer Underwood 
    Born 3 Dec 1894  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 
    Underwood,ClaytonE.-WW1.jpg
    Underwood,ClaytonE.-WW1.jpg
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    ? Rubber Mfg. 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Congregational 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WW1, Private, 4th Reserve Infantry Battalion / 18th Battalion 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, Service #3131734 
    Misfortune killed in WW1 
    Sports Team Membership 1914  Berlin Cubs Baseball Team, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Berlin Cubs Baseball Team 1914
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Residence Bridgeport, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Residence Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Bridgeport, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-156982 
    Died 11 Nov 1918  , France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, St. Roch, Nord, , France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I156982  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father William Henry Underwood,   b. 13 Jun 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Angeline Elbert,   b. 24 Feb 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F39347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1894 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? Rubber Mfg. - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Congregational - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSports Team Membership - 1914 - Berlin Cubs Baseball Team, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Bridgeport, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Bridgeport, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Nov 1918 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, St. Roch, Nord, , France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Forced to fight, he died on the war's final day By Jeff Outhit

      Clayton Elmer Underwood played baseball for a championship team. Then his country sent him into combat.

      He helped chase the enemy out of France, only to die on Nov. 11, 1918, the day the First World War ended.

      Did he learn of victory before his wounds killed him? We can only speculate. But we do know this: Clayton was the last local soldier to die while the Great War still raged.

      Canada conscripted him into the infantry after running out of volunteers. Thus compelled, he did his duty.

      Forced to fight, he died on the war's final day . (2016). Therecord.com. Retrieved 11 November 2016, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/6959235-forced-to-fight-he-died-on-the-war-s-final-day/

  • Sources 
    1. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-3 Page 10.

    2. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 3 Page 13.

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

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