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Edward Callan

Edward Callan

Male 1888 - 1915  (26 years)

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  • Name Edward Callan 
    Born 14 Aug 1888  St. James, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, Private 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    WW1, Royal Marines, Service #7129 
    Occupation 1914  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    carpenter 
    Residence Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-70381P 
    Died 20 Feb 1915 
    Buried Vimy Ridge, Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I70381  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Callan,   b. Abt 1860, of, St. James, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Julia Megan,   b. Abt 1860,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F19365  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1888 - St. James, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carpenter - 1914 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vimy Ridge, Pas De Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bugler Ed. Callan
    Bugler Ed. Callan

  • Notes 
    • Preston Soldier Killed

      Bugler Callan Was One of the First to Enlist in 29th.

      Burgler Edward Callan, of Preston, Ont., who was officially reported yesterday to have been killed in action, was a member of the 29th Regiment of Galt, of the first battalion. He was born in London, England in 1888, and came to Preston about two years ago, and was employed by the Waterworks Dept. of that town. He was among the first to enlist for active service in the the 29th, and was made bugler, when the regular bugler was taken ill, He is survived by two brothers, Thomas, of Hewitt street, Preston, and Frederick who is now on the ocean returning from the Old Country, who will also make his home in Preston.

      The Toronto Star 3 Mar 1915

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      Galt Regiment Suffers

      29th Regiment Has Lost Several Men Since Departure from Canada.


      The 29th Regiment of Galt, for its strength at the front, has probably suffer more than any other Canadian regiment of the first contingent. Lieut. Ross D. Briscoe of Galt was accidently killed at target practice at Salisbury Palin, while Corporal John Thomas McMaster was killed at the front, and two men from the 29th are now in hospital wounded.

      Private Bobby Park, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Park, 160 Forest road is the latest to be reported wounded in the casualty list. He is confined to the Canadian Military Hosptial at Shorncliffe suffering from gunshot wounds on the leg and hand. he is about 20 years of age and while born in Scotland, had lived in Galt four years. He was orderly to Captain Thomas Lockhart, who was in charge of the Galt detachment of the 1st Battalion. "Bobby: Park was better known in football circles in Galt having played centre forward with the Caledonian Football team, and was its chief goal-getter.

      The Toronto Star 13 Mar 1915 pg 3

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      From Preston there is a list of 147 officers and men who went with the first and later contingents. Many of them are included in the report from Galt. The Preston Band alone supplied 19 men, two of whom, Edward Callan and Archie P. Housler, are among the killed. Private Callan went with the first contingent and was the first man of the Regiment to fall in action, and that in the first action in which the Regiment engaged.3a

      3aAnnual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society

  • Sources 
    1. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Edward Callan Birth Date: 14 Aug 1888, carpenter, Birth Location: St James, London, England Relative: Fredk Callan of, Preston Relationship:Brother Regiment Number: 7129, register 22 Sep 1914

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

    3. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.