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Andrew Jackson Ricker
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Andrew Jackson Ricker 248646 Gunner 14th Brigade, Field Artillery Howtizer Ammunication Column September 27, 1898 Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., NS December 29, 1916 Halifax NS Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., NS 18 5 feet, 6 inches ruddy brown grey Single Farmer Baptist Jackson Ricker (Father) Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., NS Andrew Jackson Ricker was the son of Jackson and Fannie Sargent (Doane) Ricker, of Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., NS. His brother James Allison Ricker was wounded on August 26th, 1918 near Monchy Le Preux, taken prisoner and transported to Férin, France, where he died from his wounds on August 27, 1918. Gunner Ricker departed Halifax on April 10, 1917 on the SS Canada and arrived in England on April 22, 1917. He served in France from February 1, 1918 through April 26, 1919 when his unit proceeded to England. He accidentally wounded his right hand in the field on April 5, 1918 and was admitted to No. 13 Canadian Field Ambulance. He was awarded a good conduct badge on December 29, 1918. He departed England on May 31, 1919 on the SS Adriatic arrived in Halifax on June 8, 1919 and was discharged on demobilization at Halifax on June 15, 1919. Andrew married Dorothy Jean Bain on July 16, 1920 at Yarmouth. A son named James Allison Ricker was born on June 27, 1921.