Bevan, Thomas Albert
Regimental No. 91052
Albert, as he was known, was born in Leyon, Essex, England on 11 August 1882 to Thomas and Ellen Bevan. On 17 April 1902, 19 year old Albert enlisted in the British Army's Royal Regiment of Artillery. His rank was Bombadier and he was stationed at Weymouth.
He married 20 year old Emily Frances Waters on 2 December 1905 at Trinity Church, Dorset, England.
His enlistment with the British Army ended in 1907 and he and his wife and son Thomas immigrated to Canada and settled in the Galt area. More children were born in Canada; Doris Frances in 1908 and Albert William in 1910. Another son George followed later.
On 15 November 1915, at Guelph, he enlisted in the Canadian Army for overseas service. At that time his trade was noted as machinist. He served with the 29th Battalion, known as "Tobin's Tigers" after its first commanding officer. The battalion was originally recruited in Vancouver and New Westminster, BC. It was part of the 6th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division. The battalion participated in a number of major battles during the war, including Vimy Ridge. It was disbanded in 1920.
After the war he returned to Galt where he farmed.
He died on 1 April 1961 and is buried at Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. According to his obituary he was a former Waterloo sheriff and County constable and deputy. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Galt and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was survived by Emily who died 8 October 1969 and was buried alongside Albert. He was survived by his children: Thomas, Doris and Albert. George died in 1957 and is buried with his parents.
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His address is Galt.
He was overseas.