In memory of


Russell Alcock

who died on 25 Oct 1916

Service details
  Conflict WWI
  Service Army
  Unit 44th Battalion, New Brunswick Regiment
  Rank Private
  Service number 472459
  Date of death 19161025
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  472459 Private (44th Battalion, New Brunswick Regiment) Russell Alcock (b.1896) of Langham was KIA 19161025 and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial north of Arras, Pas-de-Calais, for the 11,000+ Canadian soldiers who died in northern France with no known grave. Alcock was killed at Regina Trench while acting as a stretcher bearer. He was the son of Joseph Edward and Elizabeth Russell (Tufts) Alcock who came west from Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, via Kenora, Kenora district, to farm (Joseph subsequently served 22 years as Langham's postmaster). Russell enlisted at Saskatoon late in 1915 in the 65th Battalion Saskatchewan Regiment band.

Note that the family give Russell Robert Alcock but the Robert does not appear in his military records.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 344 - Corman Park
  Cemetery or memorial location Vimy Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France    

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  Honour roll location(s) Langham
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Personal information
  Date of birth 18960828
  Place of birth Belleville, Hastings Co, Ontario    
  Date of enlistment 19150925
  Place of enlistment Saskatoon    
  Residence on enlistment Langham    
  Occupation farmer
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