Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Endre Johannes Cleven

In memory of
Captain
Endre Johannes Cleven
July 3, 1916
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

Military Service:

Age:
42
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Division:
197th Bn.

Additional Information:

Born:
May 8, 1874 Skudenes, Norway

Son of Johannes Johannesen Cleven and Tugeborg Johannesen Cleven, of Skudenes, Norway; husband of Margit Cleven and father of Lillian, Endre, Harald, Alfred and Odvar of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Captain Cleven was commissioned by the Canadian Government to be in charge of Canada's Scandinavian settlement program. At the outbreak of the First World War, Cleven, ranked Captain, was appointed as the leader of three Norwegian-Canadians who were intent on organizing the 197th Battalion ("The Vikings of Canada") of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Commemorated on Page 68 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
WINNIPEG (ELMWOOD) CEMETERY ; Manitoba, Canada
Grave Reference:
L.338. S.13.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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