Arden Daiken

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
April 9th, 1917
Vimy Memorial - Pas de Calais, France
Commemorated at: 
Verity Plow Company Memorial Plaque (Toronto)
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Brantford, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
11 Drummond Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
11 Drummond Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Verity Plow Co.
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

BX February 23, 1917

Ill in Hospital

Word has been received by Mrs. Ward Daiken of 538 Wentworth Street, Hamilton that her son, Private Arden Daiken is in the hospital suffering from spinal meningitis. Private Daiken went over in the 125th Battalion, but was later drafted to the 60th Battalion.

Circumstances of Casualty: Previously reported missing, believed killed, now Killed in Action. Killed by shell fire, during the assembly of his Battalion in the old front line near La Folie Farm.
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Vimy Ridge.

BX April 24, 1917

Arden Daiken Officially Reported Killed in Action

Mrs. William Daiken of 538 Wentworth Street, Hamilton, has received official notice that her son, Pte. Arden Daiken, officially reported missing, is now believed to have been killed on April 9 last. Private Daiken went overseas with the 125th Battalion, but was later drafted into the 60th Battalion. Prior to his enlistment, he was an employee of the Verity Plow Co. Besides his mother he leaves four sisters and two brothers: Arthur, now in a hospital in France; Mrs. William Catherwood of Scotland; Mrs. George Noss of 178 Dalhousie Street of this city;  Edith, Ella and Keith at home in Hamilton.

BX May 3, 1917

Arden Daiken Previously Reported Missing

Mrs. William Daiken received another telegram yesterday stating that Private Arden Daiken, previously reported missing, was killed in action April 9, 1917. He was a single man 18 years of age. Private Daiken went overseas in the first Brant County Battalion. His twin brother, Arthur, also went overseas in the same battalion, and is now in No. 3 hospital, Boulogne. He leaves to mourn his loss besides his father and mother, four sisters and two brothers.