Can we find a living relative?

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has posted the February list appealing for next of kin of those whose grave markers are being placed or replaced.

Of the 32 names on the list one, Pvt Edward Hodges (166799), served with Canadian forces. He died on 4 September 1916 and is buried in the cemetery at Snodland (Kent), his birthplace.

His attestation paper at LAC lists a married sister, Eva Chappelle,  living in Mount Denis (now part of Toronto). She is also mentioned in Canadian newspaper clippings attached to his entry in the Canadian Virtual War Memorial. Those suggest  relatives, descendants of his sister, remain in Canada.

This kind of challenge is a good way of sharpening your research skills.

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