Arthur Alsept

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Sep 26, 1877

Born to William and Charlotte Alsept at Surrey England


Apr 5, 1906

Embarked the SS Kensington at Liverpool with his wife, Louisa, and 1 child, Arthur


Apr 15, 1906

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


May 17, 1916

Attested into the 93rd Battalion at Peterborough Ontario 

Ø      Number 195974

Ø      Next of kin given as Louisa Alsept, wife, of 168½  McDonnell St, Peterborough Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 1 year in the 57th Regiment, Peterborough Rangers

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “C” Company


Jul 15, 1916

Embarked the SS Empress of Britain at Halifax Nova Scotia


Jul 25, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Otterpool Camp


Aug 15, 1916

An eye exam at the West Cliff Canadian Eye and Ear Hospital at Folkestone showed his left eye to be amblyopic (Lazy eye) and that his left eye only should be used for shooting


Oct 6, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling 

His pay book for this period shows that his wife, Louisa, have moved to England with their 2 sons to be near him.  Her address is shown as 44 Dacre Park, Lee, Kent, England.  His sons are listed as Alfie, age 9 years and Arthur, age 11 years.


Oct 27, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Nov 3, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Dec 10, 1916

Classified PB (Permanent Base and only available for light duties) and attached to the Canadian Corps Headquarters for duty


Dec 15, 1916

Ceased to be attached to Corps HQ and attached to the 2nd Canadian Division Sanitary Section


Aug 6, 1917

Classified PB and attached to the Canadian Corps Composite Company for duty


Sep 27, 1917

Transferred to the newly formed 8th Canadian Area Employment Company at Barlin France


Dec 11, 1917

Classified B2, meaning he was fit for non combat service in either England or France


Dec 18, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 2, 1918

Rejoined the Employment Company from leave


Jun 11, 1918

Classified A, fit for full duty


Jul 2, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 21, 1918

Admitted to the No 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) diagnosed with Pneumonia


Dec 24, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital


Jan 8, 1919

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 27, 1919

Admitted to No 2 CCS at Bonn Germany diagnosed with Pneumonia


Feb 7, 1919

Pte Alsept died of Pneumonia at the No 2 CCS and was buried in the Poppelsdorfer Cemetery, Bonn Germany.  In December of 1919 his remains were exhumed and reburied in Brussels, Belgium 

Brussels Town Cemetery
Evere-Les-Bruxelles, Belgium


Following the war, the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow, Louisa Alsept, at 11 Lochaber Road, Lee SE 13, Kent, England. 

A second Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs Charlott Alsept, at 7 Northlanda St, Camberwell SE 5, England


Arthur Alsept is Commemorated on the Peterborough Ontario Cenotaph

Thank you Sarge

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