We remember Gonzaemon Niihara

We remember Gonzaemon Niihara

Timeline

Timeline

1890
birth Airagun Kagoshima Japan Source:9583651 24th December 1890
1917
enlistment st Depot Battalion Canada Source:9583651 2nd November 1917
1917
service British Army Private 2020445 Canadian Infantry Battalion British Columbia Regiment 102(?) Reserve Battalion Source:9596084 2nd November 1917 - 10th April 1918
1917
dates Age 26 Source:9583651 9th November 1917
1917
employment Rancher and Farmer Unknown Vernon, BC Canada Source:9583651 9th November 1917
1917
location Asa Togo Nishikoyama Airagun Kagoshima Japan parents address Source:9596084 9th November 1917
1918
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Private 2020445 72nd Battalion Canadian Infantry Source:9596085 11th April 1918 - 11th June 1919
1918
hospitalisation Wounded in Action. 29 April 1919 sent to England for hospitalisation. Returned to Canada 29 May 1919. Hospital/Institution Source:9596084 17th August 1918
1918
awards Military Medal (MM) British Award/Decoration Source:9596084 August 1918
1919
discharge Source:9596085 11th June 1919
theatres Western Europe :1 Source:5075639

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Gonzaemon
Initials G
Last Name Niihara,
Source 9596084
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Asa Togo Nishikoyama Airagun Kagoshima Japan parents address known 9th November 1917
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 2020445 Canadian Infantry Battalion British Columbia Regiment 102(?) Reserve Battalion Private
Canadian Expeditionary Force 2020445 72nd Battalion Canadian Infantry Private
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
MM British Award/Decoration
Military Medal (MM) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Gonshiro Niihara father
Religion
DateReligionSource
1917-11-02 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

Media

Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Canadian Expeditonary Force attestations 1914-1918 Transcription Rosemary251

External Evidence

ReferenceConnected byMore information
Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts and the Great War By Patrick M. Dennis Rosemary251

Multimedia

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Service Card Showing Military Medal Awarded Rosemary251
Pte Gonzaemon Niihara #2020445 MM & Discharge Rosemary251

Stories

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