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Kane, Albert, enlisted at Calgary, Alberta, originally of Ripon, Yorkshire, England. Occupation: Labourer. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 446209, 56th Bn., transferred to PPCLI. Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “Today [Albert] Kane was struck in the groin by a fragment and died in ten minutes. No one knows exactly what hit him as there was nothing going on at the time except a plane being shelled. The suddenness of this incident made more impression on us in a quiet place like this than if half a dozen had got down in the Somme,” 4:27 Oct ’16. According to Hodder-Williams, 222, Pte. Kane was killed at Vimy Ridge on 26 October 1916.
Date of Death: 26 October 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St-Eloi, near Mont-St-Eloi and Ecoivres, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference: III.H.15.