Military Monday: Birth of SWW Killed in Action

Based on Library and Archives Canada data for Canadian servicemen and servicewomen killed in action for which no exact birth date is known, their most likely year of birth was 1920.

The table below gives the birth dates for which more than 20 fatalities were recorded. They range from March 1920 to May 1921

Birth Date Number of Deaths
05 Oct 1920 25
27 Apr 1921 24
02 Mar 1920 22
10 Jan 1921 22
19 Oct 1920 22
08 May 1921 21
11 May 1921 21
21 Aug 1920 21
21 Mar 1921 21

The data triggered in my mind my uncle Edward, who died in a flying accident serving with the RAF. I checked my database. Yes, he was born on 7 March 1921, within the range of those dates.

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