Everett Elmer Hickerson signature

Everett Elmer Hickerson, a tailor, signed up in Belleville on this day in 1917. He was born in Deseronto on April 17th, 1897, the son of William Hickerson and Elizabeth (née Burley). When he enlisted, he was living in Trenton.

Hickerson joined the 235th Battalion with the regimental number 1027660. He was five feet two and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair. His service record shows that he arrived in England on the SS Megantic on May 14th, 1917 and was sent to France on March 16th, 1918 with the 15th Battalion. He suffered mustard gas burns on August 22nd and was sent to England to recuperate.

Everett left England for Canada on January 16th, 1919 and was demobilized in Kingston on January 28th. He married Carrie Ann Wellman in Trenton on September 26th, 1923 and died in Kingston on January 10th, 1950.