Sutherland, Quincey Randolph

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Rank: Private
  • Branch: 34th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary; 3rd Battalion in Hastings, Sussex, England
  • Regiment number: 402402
  • Date of birth: November 17, 1896
  • Where born: West Zorra Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: March 5, 1918
  • Wars Served: World War I
  • Commemorated: Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Barlin, Pas-de-Calais, France; Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Embro, West Zorra Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Years of service: January 23, 1915 - March 5, 1918
  • Country enlisted with: Canada


Quincey Randolph Sutherland was born November 17, 1896 to John Matheson and Annie Almeda (nee Elliott) Sutherland of Lot 2, Concession 1.  He attended Walker's School which was two miles north of the family farm.  When he enlisted on January 23, 1915 he was 18 years old, a Presbyterian and a farmer. He went overseas with the second draft of the 34th Battalion and spent his first Christmas in East Sandling, Kent, England.  He and his unit were then dispatched to France, where they dug a lot of trenches.  When he contracted measles, he was admitted to No. 7 General Hospital, Carnieres, France, but to fully recover was returned to Bushey Park, Middlesex, England.  On August 4, 1916 he resumed active duty and was transferred to the 3rd Battalion in Hastings, Sussex, England.  By June 28, 1917 he was stationed back in East Sandling, Kent and was planning to leave for France within the next few months.  Near the end of February 1918 he was injured in some crossfire and taken to the 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station in Barlin, France, suffering from severe wounds to both legs and compound fractures to his skull.  In an effort to reduce infection, his right leg was amputated. On March 5, 1918, he died of his wounds at the age of 22.  He is buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Barlin, Pas-de-Calais, France.

NOTE:  See letter home written by Quincey to his brother Clifford in "Stories" section.




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