285148 Pte. Richard Mathew Zieman was born in East Toronto, Ontario, in February 1899.

Still a 17 year old student when he signed on, Richard attested into the 220th (York Rangers) Battalion, in Toronto, on April 17th, 1916.

Richard was one of 46 men of the 220th Battalion who were transferred to the 4th C.M.R., joining them in the field on February 28th, 1918, as the regiment headed back into the front line in the right-subsector of the Mericourt line.

In the closing stages of the Final 100 Days, Richard was wounded, likely in the "harrassment" of the enemy with the 2nd CMR in the vicinity of the Honelle River, near Thulin, in early November 1918.

Pte. Richard Mathew Zieman was struck off strength from the 4th C.M.R. on April 11th, 1919.

Biography credit: Mike Kavanagh