Regiment : 87th Battalion Canadian Infantry
Service number : 177895
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 22 on 19th October 1916
Buried : Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France, Grave II. E. 5.
Relatives : Son of Mrs Phoebe Bott, 222 Emerald St., Hamilton, Ontario
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Church Road, Feckenham
Phoebe Bott, head, age 39, widow, needle burnisher, born Hampton, Worcestershire
Ernest Bott, son, age 19, Cycle maker, born Redditch, Worcestershire
Nellie Bott, daughter, age 18, Toilet pin header – needle, born Redditch, Worcestershire
Thomas Bott, son, age 13, Needle spitter, born Feckenham, Worcestershire
Christian Bott, son, age 6, born Feckenham, Worcestershire
Elsie Bott, daughter, age 4, born Feckenham, Worcestershire
Beatrice Bott, daughter, age 1, born Feckenham, Worcestershire
Christian Bott enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 17th November 1915 at Montreal, Canada. On his attestation form he gave his date of birth as 26th July 1894 in Redditch, England, his profession as a farmer and his next of kin as his mother, Mrs P. Bott, 3 Nightingale Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Christian was 5ft 6ins tall with blue eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia on the S.S. Empress of Britain on 23rd April 1916, arriving in Liverpool on 5th May 1916. He arrived in Le Havre, France on 12th August 1916 and was reported killed in action on 19th October 1916.
National Archives of Canada Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 903 – 45
The Canada War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty) record the following information on Private Christian Bott:
“Killed in Action”
The Battalion to which this soldier belonged was effecting a relief preparatory to the attack and taking of Regina Trench. Private Bott was coming along Ross Street communication trench when he received a direct hit from an enemy shell and instantly killed.
Location of unit at time of casualty: Courcelette. Cemetery: Adanac Military Cemetery Location of Cemetery: 6¼ miles North East of Albert, France.