Kenora Great War Project


Personal Details
Date of BirthFebruary 25, 1880
Place of BirthWasa
Marital StatusSingle
Next of KinMiss Mary Maki (sister), Wasa, Finland
Trade / CallingRailroad Labourer
Service Details
Regimental Number820918
Service RecordLink to Service Record
Battalion141st Battalion
ForceCanadian Expeditionary Force
BranchCanadian Infantry
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Place of EnlistmentKenora, Ontario
Address at EnlistmentKenora, Ontario
Date of EnlistmentJuly 17, 1916
Age at Enlistment36
Theatre of ServiceCanada
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details

Maki, Alexander

Alexander Maki was living in Kenora, Ontario when he enlisted on 17 July 1916. According to his attestation paper he was single, born on 25 February 1880 in Wasa, Finland and he had served with the Finnish armed forces for three and a half years before immigrating to Canada. He was employed as a railroad labourer and next of kin was his sister Mary Maki in Wasa. He signed up in Kenora with the 141st (Bull Moose) Battalion and he was found fit for overseas service.

After being with his unit for just a month Alexander went absent without leave. He was discharged from service as a deserter on 13 September 1916.

At this time nothing further is known about Alexander.

By Becky Johnson

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