Edward Wellington Cassidy
Memorial Cross ‏(Front)‏
Edward Wellington Cassidy  ‏(I0070)‏
Name:
Edward Wellington Cassidy

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 12 February 1894 57 49
Death: 22 December 1915 ‏(Age 21)‏ Died in Service
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 12 February 1894 57 49
Death 22 December 1915 ‏(Age 21)‏ Died in Service

Reference Number 70
Last Change 11 October 2019 - 22:56:18 - by: pcassidy
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Parents Family  (F013)
Henry Cassidy
1836 - 1923
Ruby Susan Sherwood
1844 - 1927
David Ainsley Cassidy
1861 - 1938
Ellsworth Lorenzo Cassidy
1863 - 1898
Nina Ethel Cassidy
1864 - 1961
Ida May Cassidy
1867 -
Robert Harry Cassidy
1870 - 1955
Alice Lorette Cassidy
1871 - 1897
Frederick Walter Cassidy
1872 - 1932
Josephine Jemina Cassidy
1876 - 1928
Sarah Althea Cassidy
1886 - 1891
Edward Wellington Cassidy
1894 - 1915


Notes

Note
Thanks to Nancy Cook, we have the Memorial Cross awarded to Private Wellington Cassidy 470569, 64th Battalion, Canadain Infantry who died 22 December, 1915. Son of Ruby S. Cassidy, of 121 Cornhill St., Moncton, NB and the late Henry Cassidy. Remembered with honor Clairville Cemetery.

Note
Wellington's service record is available on the main Cassidy History website at www.cassidys.ca/history/pages/memorabilia.html. He joined the service at age 21 on Sept. 27, 1915. He died Dec. 22, 1915 in Halifax, NS.

The service record lists his mother as Peenby S. Cassidy. We think that is a typo and should be Ruby S. Cassidy.

Note
One of the military service papers shows that Wellington’s service was overseas but that seems unlikely since he died in Halifax in December of 1915 and his unit ‏(64th Battalion)‏ did not sail to Europe until March of 1916. Checking out the 64th Battalion in Wikipedia, this unit was formed in April 1915 and recruited in NB, NS and PEI. They trained in Halifax before sailing to Europe in March 1916. So it seems unlikely that Wellington served overseas given is very brief time in the army; just a few months. If he did die overseas, they would not have returned the body and Halifax appears to be the place of death. It seems most likely that he was killed in a training exercise or died of a disease in Halifax while the 64 battalion was training for eventual participation in the war. Maybe Halifax newspapers or even the Kings County record might provide more information on what happened to Wellington. /Brian Cassidy 2019

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Wellington is buried in Clairville, NB which has 2 cemeteries.. It may be a long shot but there may be more info on his gravestone if he has one. Clairville is just east of Coal Branch ‏(north of Moncton and west of Bouctouche)‏. /Brian Cassidy 2019

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Family with Parents
Father
Henry Cassidy ‎(I0010)‎
Birth 22 June 1836 39 38 Sussex, N.B.
Death 31 October 1923 ‏(Age 87)‏ Coal Branch, N.B.
8 years
Mother
 
Ruby Susan Sherwood ‎(I0060)‎
Birth October 1844 Hillsdale, N.B.
Death 12 October 1927 ‏(Age 83)‏ Coal Branch, N.B.

Marriage: 18 August 1860 -- Saint John, N.B.
5 months
#1
Brother
David Ainsley Cassidy ‎(I0061)‎
Birth 25 January 1861 24 16
Death 1938 ‏(Age 76)‏ Lawrence, Mass.
2 years
#2
Brother
Ellsworth Lorenzo Cassidy ‎(I0062)‎
Birth 25 January 1863 26 18 Coal Branch, N.B.
Death 25 October 1898 ‏(Age 35)‏ Providence, R.I.
13 months
#3
Sister
Nina Ethel Cassidy ‎(I0063)‎
Birth 14 February 1864 27 19 Saint John, N.B.
Death 1961 ‏(Age 96)‏ Quincy, Mass.
3 years
#4
Sister
Ida May Cassidy ‎(I0064)‎
Birth 5 May 1867 30 22 Coal Branch, N.B.
Death Quincey, Mass.
3 years
#5
Brother
Robert Harry Cassidy ‎(I0065)‎
Birth 19 April 1870 33 25 Coal Branch, N.B.
Death 21 September 1955 ‏(Age 85)‏ Napa, Calif.
10 months
#6
Sister
Alice Lorette Cassidy ‎(I0066)‎
Birth 14 February 1871 34 26
Death December 1897 ‏(Age 26)‏
18 months
#7
Brother
Frederick Walter Cassidy ‎(I0067)‎
Birth 13 August 1872 36 27
Death 1932 ‏(Age 59)‏ Lawrence, Mass.
4 years
#8
Sister
Josephine Jemina Cassidy ‎(I0068)‎
Birth 23 February 1876 39 31
Death June 1928 ‏(Age 52)‏
11 years
#9
Sister
Sarah Althea Cassidy ‎(I0069)‎
Birth 9 November 1886 50 42
Death 3 October 1891 ‏(Age 4)‏
7 years
#10
Edward Wellington Cassidy ‎(I0070)‎
Birth 12 February 1894 57 49
Death 22 December 1915 ‏(Age 21)‏ Died in Service