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Vessey Edward John
60th Bn. Canadian Infantry -
26 february 1887 , Barnstaple , Devonshire , England
4 june 1916
Senior executive within the Bank of Montreal head office in Montreal in 1914 holding the title of Private Secretary to Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor, General Manager and apparently thought of very highly in the bank's future
6'2" = 1.88 m
180 lbs = 81,6 kg
Church of England
Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Plot I , Row N , Stone 3
1 june 1915
6 november 1915
25 november 1915
3 february 1916
14 february 1916
20 february 1916
22 february 1916
3 june 1916
4 june 1916
While working for the bank, Edward enlisted in the newly-formed 58th Regiment Westmount Rifles militia.
Enlisted at Montreal as Lieutenant
Left Montreal , per SS. Scandinavian , for England
3 months course at Shorncliffe Camp with the Canadian Military School , Confirmed as Captain
Qualified Canadian Military School
Proceeded to France with the 60th Bn. CEF
Arrived in France
At Hooge , Belgium , his Battalion was heavily shelled and suffered many casualties.
Orders came to reduce the garrison in the front line and to move into a communication trench nearby.
He had just completed the removal of his men when he was instantly killed by an enemy machine gun bullet.