PVT John Richard Aaron

PVT John Richard Aaron

Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Death 9 Apr 1917 (aged 21)
Burial Vimy, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot Final resting place unknown. Name listed on the Vimy Memorial.
Memorial ID 56673729 · View Source
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John Aaron was a British Home Child sent to Canada in 1911.

A birth record was found for John Richard Aaron: Year of Registration: 1895; Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep; District: West Derby; County: Lancashire; Volume: 8b; Page: 434.

A death record was found for his father, William John Aaron: Year of Registration: 1908; Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar; Age at Death: 47; District: West Derby; County: Lancashire; Volume: 8b; Page: 272.

On March 9, 1911, the manifest of the ship Sicilian shows him to be 4 foot 6 inches; dark complexion; black hair; and brown eyes. He is shown to be in good health without deformities.

On August 21, 1915, at Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, John Richard Aaron, 20, joined the Canadian armed forces (Army; Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment); 87th Battalion). John stated that he was born in Liverpool, England; that his date of birth was June 8, 1895; that he was single; that he was a labourer; and that his next of kin was his mother, Emily Aaron, who resided at No. 2, Priory Mount, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was described as 5 foot 2-1/2 inches in height; dark complexion; brown eyes and brown hair. He was a Methodist by faith.

John Richard Aaron died April 9, 1917 at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. He was remembered as the son of William John and Emily Aaron, of 34 Upper High St., Everton, Liverpool, England and commemorated on Page 189 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.. A photograph of John Richard Aaron can be found here:

He is buried at the VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. A tribute to John Richard Aaron was included in the 1919 special edition "Our Heroes in the Great War" compiled by J. H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa.

Information submitted by Norah Dennis of www.britishhomechildren.org

Gravesite Details Private, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Age: 21.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT John Richard Aaron (8 Jun 1895–9 Apr 1917), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56673729, citing Vimy Memorial, Vimy, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Home Children Canada (contributor 47220772) .