Albert Eden





Oct 17, 1879

Born at Wakefield England


Jan 8, 1916

Attested into the 98th Battalion at St Catharines Ontario 

Ø      Number 210301

Ø      Next of kin given as Emma Eden (wife) of Campden PO, Ontario

o       Address later changed to 217 John St. S., Hamilton Ontario, then to 174 Grosvenor Cr, Hamilton Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farm Owner

Ø      Previous military experience given as 1 year in the York and Lancaster Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company


Feb 28, 1916

9 days pay deducted for being Absent Without Leave for 9 days


Mar 30, 1916

$2.00 pay deducted for a fine


Apr 16, 1916

Absent Without Leave for 3 days and awarded 168 hours detention


May 6, 1916

Absent Without Leave for 7 days and forfeits 7 days pay


Jun 4, 1916

Absent Without Leave until June 13 and forfeits 9 days pay


Jul 16, 1916

Embarked the SS Lapland at Halifax


The service file indicates that he embarked on July 8, but shipping records show that the Lapland sailed on July 16.


Jul 25, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Otterpool Camp near Hythe, Kent


Aug 16, 1916

Absent Without Leave until August 24 and forfeits 9 days pay


Oct 4, 1916

Transferred to 21st Battalion


Oct 5, 1916

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and TOS 21st Battalion


Oct 14, 1916

Left to join unit


Oct 16, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Nov 5, 1916

Proceeded on Stokes Gun Course


Nov 15, 1916

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from course


Dec 14, 1916

Attached to the 4th Canadian Trench Mortar Battery


Jan 12, 1917

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with Epididmitis, Traumatic (an infection of the testes) then transferred to No 4 CFA


Jan 14, 1917

Transferred to No 18 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Jan 16, 1917

Transferred to No 1 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples


Jan 29, 1917

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot


Jan 31, 1917

Classified Class “A” and transferred to the Details Camp at Etaples for duty


Feb 6, 1917

TOS “A” Detail at CBD (Canadian Base Detail)


Feb 21, 1917

Left CBD for the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Feb 24, 1917

Arrived at 2nd Entrenching Battalion and TOS 21st Battalion


Mar 3, 1917

Left to join unit


Mar 4, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from hospital


Mar 22, 1917

Attached to the 4th CMG (Canadian Machine Gun) Company


Apr 9, 1917

Killed in action during the action at Vimy Ridge

Lichfield Crater Cemetery
Thelus France



British War Medal, Victory Medal, Death Plaque, Scroll and Memorial Cross sent to widow at 174 Grosvenor Ave, Hamilton Ontario 

Memorial Cross sent to mother, Mrs Sarah Eden, at Bartonville Ontario



For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below is the name of Albert Eden being projected on that wall.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.


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