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EVERS, A - Private

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ADOLPHUS 'DUFF' (A) EVERS

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    ADOLPHUS 'DUFF' (A) EVERS

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    ADOLPHUS 'DUFF' (A) EVERS
    28 January 1895
    Commanda Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
    657154
    8 January 1916 in Trout Creek, Ontario, CA
    Bartender
    Private
    Canadian Machine Gun Corps
    4th Battalion (Central Ontario), CEF
    12 April 1918
    KIA
    23 years
    ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY
    VIII. B. 49.
    World War I
  • Private ADOLPHUS 'DUFF' EVERS's Story

  • Born
    28 January 1895 in Commanda Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
    Occupation
    Worked as a Bartender prior to enlisting.
    Enlisted
    8 January 1916 in Trout Creek, Ontario | Age: 20 years
    Buried
    12 April 1918 - ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY | Age: 23 years
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Interesting Facts

  • Son of Julius Evers of Parry Sound, ON. Husband of Jeanette Hummel Evers of Trout Creek, ON. 

    After enlisting (originally with the 162nd Battalion) at Trout Creek in January 1916, Duff completed his work-up training at Camp Niagara, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. He was part of the scout platoon, which would be considered Recce or Recon soldiers, and were considered specially skilled in marksmanship, field craft and stealth.

    Duff was killed in action on April 12, 1918, during the battle known as the Spring Offensive. This battle started in March 1918 as the Germans attempted to counter-attack, specifically to retake the highly valued Vimy Ridge (which had been taken by Canadians and was being held by the Canadian Corp at this time). Duff was killed while conducting a 'side-step' move with the 4th Battalion along the line from the area of Oppy trench to the north towards Arleaux. During this move, Duff was hit by Shell Fire. His death was recorded in the War Diary of platoon-mate Major L.F. Pearce.

    At the time of his death, Duff was a new father of son Adolphus 'Duff' Ralph Evers, who was born in 1917 while Duff was serving overseas.

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Fallen Soldiers from Commanda Parry Sound Ontario, Canada

Fallen Comrades of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps


Fallen Soldiers buried in ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY