Veterans of WWI (N-Z)

Private Purdy Scott
Born December 22, 1888
Cornwall
Parents: Peter and Susan Scott

At twenty-eight (28) years of age, Purdy Scott enlisted with the 105th Overseas Battalion in Charlottetown. He volunteered on March 24, 1916. His service number was 712598. He was 5’ 9” tall with grey eyes and dark hair. Before enlisting, he worked on his parents’ farm in Cornwall. He was single. During the war, Private Scott served with the 8th Siege Battery.
After Armistice, Purdy returned to Cornwall but did not stay. He travelled west and settled in Coos Bay, Oregon. He married Hattie Drake and they had one son, Gordon. Known as a poet whose words flowed without effort, Purdy Scott was a gentle man deeply affected by the war and the cruelty shown by man to his fellow man.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Frank Nelson Stevenson
Born March 9, 1892
North River
Parents: Mrs. Ada Jane Stevenson

Frank Stevenson worked as a carpenter while in western Canada and from there, volunteered with Canada’s Expeditionary Forces. He signed up on February 5, 1916 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of twenty-four (24). Frank volunteered with the 127th O. Battalion CEF. He was 5’ 8½” tall with hazel eyes and dark brown hair. Frank Stevenson was wounded while serving for Canada.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Corporal Hugh McKinnon Walker
Born February 15, 1889
North River
Parents: John and Elizabeth (McFadyen) Walker

Hugh Walker volunteered for the 105th Overseas Battalion. He was married to Elvira A. Murray and working as a farmer. He enlisted on January 12, 1916 at the age of twenty-six (26) in Charlottetown. His service number was 712484. Hugh had previous military experience. Corporal Walker served for five years with the P.E.I. Light Horse and the 82nd Regiment Militia. He was 6’ 2½” tall with grey eyes and dark hair. Corporal Walker was wounded while serving overseas.
Hugh came from a large family. He had eight siblings: Neil, Daniel, Anna, Maud, Martha, Euphemia, Florence and Mary. Elvira and Hugh had six children of their own: Mary, Dorothy, Phyllis, Norma, Martha and John.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Gunner Neil David Walker
Born December 12, 1896
North River

Neil (Neillie), another son of John and Elizabeth Walker, enlisted early in the war. He volunteered September 24, 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec at the age of nineteen (19). His service number was 44049. Prior to enlisting, he served with the 36th Prince Edward Island Light Horse for two years. Gunner Walker was wounded overseas.
Neil’s siblings were Hugh, Daniel, Anna, Maud, Martha, Euphemia, Florence and Mary.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

George Earl Warren
Born October 22, 1895
North River
Parents: Spurgeon and Emily Warren

George Earl Warren worked as a carpenter when he decided to volunteer. He was one of three children. His brother and sister were John V. and Mildred. He signed up at the age of twenty (20) in Charlottetown. He enlisted with the 105th Overseas Battalion, service number 712803 on March 25, 1916. George Warren’s previous military experience included time with the Militia, the 82nd Regiment. He was 5’ 6” tall and grey eyed with black hair. George Warren was wounded while serving in the forces.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Pte Horace Gardner.  Born on January 25, 1897 in Birmingham, England, Horace Gardner was eighteen (18) years old when he enlisted with the 105th Battalion on November 11, 1915.  Horace had been active in the 82nd Regiment when he enlisted.  His attestation papers indicate that he stood 5 foot 5 1/4 inches tall and had red hair and blue eyes.  Horace's Regimental number was 712090.  Horace Gardner was killed in action on September 27, 1918 and is buried in France (information about his grave site can be found by clicking here).  His name appears on page 412 of The First World War Book of Remembrance in the Peace Tower at Parliament Hill.  (To view the page please click here).  His name also appears on the cenotaph in Cornwall.  His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here.

Robert Vernon McIntyre.  Born September 22, 1878 in North River, Prince Edward Island, Robert was thirty eight (38) years old when he enlisted with the 105th Battalion on March 31, 1916.  Robert had been active in the 82nd Regiment when he enlisted.  His attestation papers indicate that he stood 5 foot 6 1/2 inches tall and had gray eyes and dark hair.  Vernon's Regimental number was 713195.  Robert was a carpenter by trade and was married to Minnie McIntyre.  Their address was listed as Charlottetown.  His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

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