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Kean Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson Kean was born on 28th February 1899 in Illinois, U.S.A.

The 1900 United States Federal Census for 1900 on Ancestry.co.uk show that the Kean family were living at North Sawyer Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

The Head of the family was John Ironside Kean age 31 born on 6th August 1868 in Scotland, he emigrated to America in 1890 and he was a Marble Setter by trade. His wife was Mary age 31 born December 1868 in Canada, she emigrated to America in 1893.

Their children were Leslie J. age 7 born in April 1893 and Gordon Jackson age 2, both children were born in Illinois. 

Library and Archives Canada, Attestation Papers for Gunner 338554 Gordon Jackson Kean.

Gordon enlisted into the Canadian Field Artillery of the Canadian Over Seas Expeditionery Force on 13th May 1918 in Toronto, Canada. He gave his address as 49 Hambly Avenue, Toronto and next of kin as Mary Kean (Mother) at the same address, he was a Student at this time and had a single status.

Unfortunately I cannot at this time access Gordon’s full Service Record but after training in Canada he would have embarked for England and then done further training on arrival.

We do know that Gordon was posted to Kinmel Camp in Rhyl at the end of the War to await repatriation to Canada where he contracted Influenza and Broncho Pneumonia.

He was buried in St. Margaret’s Cemetery at Bodelwyddan.


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