Amos Edmund Beney

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
772543
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
Yes
Wounded: 
Yes
Birth country: 
England
Birth county: 
Greater London
Birth city: 
London
Address at enlistment: 
8 Mohawk Road, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
8 Mohawk Road, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Farmer
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
18

Letters and documents

BX April 20, 1917
 
Twelve Brantford Men Are Reported Wounded – Canadian Casualty List Included Half Score From This City All of Whom Have Been Wounded – Gunshot in Arms and Legs Cause of Majority of Hospital Cases – First Brant Battalion Draft Hit

Private word received in this city yesterday afternoon and today added 11 new names to the already large casualty list. All were wounded on or about April 9, this being in the attack on Vimy Ridge, which resulted so gloriously for the Canadian forces.

Of all the Brantford men wounded, practically all were shot wounds in the arms or shoulders, legs or thighs. But one of the 11 was reported seriously wounded. The list of casualties follows:

Word was received yesterday by Ms. E. Beney, Mohawk Street, that her son, Pte. Edmond A. Beney, who went overseas with the first Brant battalion, had been admitted to Outrean Hospital with a severe wound in his hip. Previous to enlisting he was working on Mr. George Lundy’s farm at Mount Pleasant.