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William Arnold Yorke
William Arnold Yorke Private F/52054 West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. June 9, 1924 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. February 15, 1943 Halifax, NS Digby, NS 18 5 feet, 7½ inches Fair Blue Brown Single Sales Clerk Methodist Gertrude Yorke (Mother) Little River, Digby Co., NS January 4, 1945 20 Ravenna War Cemetery V. F. 3. Commemorated on page 577 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on December 2 William Yorke was the son of William Yorke (d. February 11, 1941) and Gertrude Mae Yorke. He had one brother Robert and one sister Dorothy. The family lived in the US until 1934 and the lived in Little River, Digby Co., NS. Immediately prior to his enlistment, he was employed at the Royal Department Store in Digby as a sales clerk. Having completed his basic and advanced training in Canada, Private Yorke went overseas to the UK disembarking on April 12, 1944. He departed the UK on May 2, 1944 and disembarked in Italy on May 16, 1944 and joined the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He was wounded on September 21, 1944 and hospitalized until September 27 when he returned to the field. He was killed in action on January 4, 1945.