Serjent, Henry Alford

RSM H. Serjent 255th Bn 1917 (2)

1096004 Regimental Sergeant Major Henry Alford Serjent was born in Bristol, England 9 March, 1871.

He immigrated to Canada with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Adeline arriving on 15 March 1907. 

At the time of his enrollment into the 255th Battalion (QOR) Canadian Expeditionary Force in Toronto on 28 Oct 1916 he was a Safe Maker and had 17 ½ years prior service in the 24th Regt of Foot, 9 years in the 48th Highlanders, and 2 months in the Queen’s Own. He was a Presbyterian, had a wife, Elizabeth, and lived at 156 Hiawatha Rd., Toronto.

The 255th Battalion was mobilized 22 Nov 1916 and embarked 2 June, 1917 on S.S. Olympic with a total strength of 13 officers and 284 other ranks. The battalion was disbanded 1 September, 1917 with principal drafts to the 3rd, 75th and 124th Battalions.

255th Overseas Battalion (QOR) Toronto, 10 May, 1917 (RSM Serjent 2nd row behind CO)

Serjent died 25 November 1940 and is buried in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, formerly Scarboro Lawn Cemetery.

To view his First World War personnel records click here

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