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James Kellestine 802040

James was born on June 12, 1880 to Warren and Lavina Kallestine. He grew up on Metcalfe Street in Strathroy and worked at the Strathroy Furniture Factory.  He was married in November of 1910 to Grace Odell and had 3 children before he headed to war.  He enlisted on November 27, 1915 with no military experience and commenced training at Camp Borden in July of the following year.  He embarked from Halifax to Liverpool England in August 1916 with the 135th battalion on the S.S. Olympic. 

When James Kellestine made out his will in August of 1916, Asa John Patterson was a witness. 

During the war he fought in different battalions in France and was killed in Action on April 9, 1917 at Vimy Ridge at the age of 37. 

The Age May 10 1917 Kellestine notice

He is buried at the Nine Elms Military Cemetery in Thelus France.

After his death his mother received a certificate of service and his widow received the memorial plaque and scroll and the memorial cross.  He is honoured on the Strathroy Cenotaph.   

For more information please visit the Strathroy Cenotaph website created by John Sargeant.

Asa John Patterson 802074

Asa John was born on October 21, 1895 to Martha Patterson, and he lived at R.R. #2 Longwoods Road.  He enlisted on November 26, 1915 and his attestation papers state that he was a student. He also had prior military training with the 26th Regiment (Middlesex Light Infantry) whose headquarters were in Strathroy.  He left Halifax for Liverpool, England in August 1916 with the 135th battalion on the S.S. Olympic

During his time overseas he was transferred to two different battalions, the 134th and the 15th. 

He was killed in action in the attack at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917 and buried at the Nine Elms Military Cemetery  in Thelus, France.

After his death his mother received a memorial plaque and scroll, and the memorial cross. He is honoured on the Memorial Wall at the Caradoc Community Centre, and on both the Mount Brydges and Strathroy Cenotaphs. He also is commemorated on the Memorial Window at St. John the Evangelist Church in Strathroy.

For more information please visit the Strathroy Cenotaph website created by John Sargeant.

Below is a comment from John Sargeant requesting information on Asa John Patterson.

Charles Perring 802719 

Charles was born to Mrs. Amelia Perring of Walworth South East England on March 4, 1895. When he enlisted on January 14, 1916 he was living in Mount Brydges as a farm labourer.    

On August 22, 1916 he embarked from Halifax to Liverpool England with the 135th battalion on the S.S. Olympic.  During his time overseas he was transferred to a number of different battalions, including the 134th and the 15th

The photo to the left shows Perring on the left with other Strathroy Boys in the 135th.

To further his skills as a soldier he was sent to Grenade School in February 1917.  He continued fighting until that fateful day on April 9, 1917 when he was killed in action in the attack southwest of Thelus, France. He was 22. 

He is buried at the Nine Elms Military Cemetery in Thelus, France.  After his death his mother received a memorial plaque and scroll, and the memorial cross (see below).  He is also honoured in the community on the Mount Carmel Church Shield – Our Heroes, the Mount Brydges and Strathroy Cenotaph, and the Memorial Wall in the Caradoc Community Centre.

 
 

Museum Strathroy Caradoc Collection
For more information please visit the Strathroy Cenotaph website created by John Sargeant.
 
 

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