Private Robert Alonzo Micks - 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

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    liverpool annie New Member

    I'd appreciate any other information that can be added here !! :)

    In memory of

    who died on October 31, 1917
    Service Number: 195174
    Age: 20
    Force: Army
    Unit: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)
    Date of Birth: August 2, 1897
    Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
    Date of Enlistment: October 11, 1915
    Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
    Pte Micks was the son of Alonzo R. and Ellen Jenny Micks, of Port Hope, Ontario. He was single and employed as a labourer. Pte Micks' father, Alonzo also served in the First World War, enlisting after his son on 27 July 1916 in Port Hope, Ontario.
    Grave Reference: Panel 30 and 32

    Robert Alonzo Micks was born in Port Hope and educated in the Port Hope Public School. He was working in Peterborough when he enlisted with the 93rd Battalion, C.E.F. in October, 1915. He trained in Peterborough and at Barriefield, going overseas in July 1916. In England, he was drafted to the 5th C.M.R.'s and was engaged in the battles of Vimy Ridge, Somme, Hill 70 and Passchendaele. He was orderly to Lieut. A.W. Logie, and in the attack on Source Farm was partially buried by a nearby exploding shell. He pressed forward and was one of five men to finally gain the objective and capture Source Farm. He was somewhat dazed by the shock of the explosion referred to and his officer sent him to the rear with some prisoners. He was never heard of after. His officer believes he was killed by a shell on his way to headquarters and no trace of him was ever found. Lieut. Logie wrote of him to his sister in these words, "I feel honoured in having known him and you should feel proud of having such a brother." His place of burial is not known.

    Harry Thomas Micks
    Robert Alonzo Micks (killed in action)
    Joseph Quinn Micks

    These brothers are listed as "Mix" in Ontario/Durham/48 Port Hope/page 13 ...... their father Alonzo Micks is also on the same page and was a soldier in WW1.

    1881 census for Alonzo Canadian Census&frompage=99

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