Eric Johan Hedin


Jun 6, 1890

Born at Sundsvall, Sweden


Dec 1, 1917

Medical examination under the Military Service Act at Silverton BC


Mar 1, 1918

Attested under Military Service Act at Vancouver BC 

Ø      Number 2021909
Ø      Current address given as Sandon BC
Ø      Single
Ø      Next of kin given as Niles Petter Hedin (father) of 18 Fredsgaten Street, Sundsvall, Sweden
Ø      No previous service recorded
Ø      Religion stated as “Church of England”
Ø      Occupation given as “Miner”


May 15, 1918

Embarked the ship SS Ajana at Halifax for England


May 27, 1918

Disembarked at Liverpool England


May 28, 1918

TOS 1st Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Sep 13, 1918

Proceeded on draft to 29th Battalion


Sep 14, 1918

TOS 29th Battalion as reinforcement


Sep 16, 1918

Arrived at CCRC France (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Sep 19, 1918

SOS 29th Battalion on transfer to 21st Battalion


Sep 20, 1918

TOS 21st Battalion – arrived at unit in the field


Oct 1, 1918

Pay assignment to Mrs Merjreta Hedin (mother, at 18 Fredsgaten Street, Sundsvall, Sweden)


Oct 11, 1918

Reported wounded and missing – SOS 21st Battalion


Dec 9, 1918

Previously reported missing, now reported as POW at Gustrow Mecklenburg


Jan 16, 1919

Repatriated and at Leith


Jan 24, 1919

TOS the EORD at Witley


Jan 31, 1919

Detailed to Depot Company at Seaford


Feb 28, 1919

Medical examination at Seaford noted 

Ø      Healthy
Ø      No disability at present
Ø      Shrapnel wound to foot and leg dated October 11, 1918 noted


Mar 25, 1919

SOS to Canada – Embarked HMT Scotian at Liverpool (ship was later renamed the “President Lincoln”


Apr 4, 1919

Disembarked at St John NB


Apr 9, 1919

Discharged at Dispersal Station “S”, Edmonton Alberta, MD 13 – Issued with War Service Badge Class “A”, No 237880


Jul 13, 1922

Medals (British War Medal and the Victory Medal) were sent to his latest address at Whitecourt Alberta,  

(medals card records his service with the 29th Battalion and I would assume they are engraved as such.) 

Jan 19, 1951 Eric Johan Hedin died in Whitecourt, Alberta and was buried in the  Whitecourt Municipal Cemetery there

Eric Johan Hedin was active in the Royal Canadian Legion in Whitecourt
and in 1926 was elcected as the Branch President


Return to Tribute list