BROUGHTON, Private Albert

BROUGHTON, Private Albert   (On Nelson Cenotaph as A. Broughton)

Regimental Number: 442337

Military Unit: Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment, 54th Battalion

Date of Death: 1 October, 1918 (Bourlon Wood/Cambrai)

Age at Death:   36

Place of Burial: Duisans British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Medals:

Attestation: 8 May, 1915, Vernon Camp (witness A.D. Oliver)

Previous Military Experience:

Date and Place of Birth: 29 March, 1882; West Hartlepool, England

Occupation: Miner

Residence:   Silverton, BC

Next of Kin: Joseph W. Broughton (Father), Exeter, Devon, England

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single

Newspaper items; Letters; Other information:

Also listed on the Silverton Memorial Hall dedicated “To the Boys of the Slocan Who Answered Canada’s Call, and Paid the Supreme Sacrifice.”

The Daily News, May 13, 1915:

Enlisted with the 54th battalion at Nelson.

Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War. (Library and Archives Canada):

This soldier was severely wounded in the abdomen by enemy shrapnel while with his Battalion in the assembly position South of Sancourt, on the morning of September 30th 1918, just a few minutes prior to an attack. He was speedily removed to the dressing station, and evacuated to No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station, where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.