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Pius McIntyre Private F/54690 West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. July 29, 1906 Reserve Mines, Cape Breton Co., NS October 11, 1939 Sydney, NS 33 5 feet, 9 inches Dark Brown Brown Single Miner Roman Catholic Annie McIntyre (Mother) Reserve Mines, NS September 17, 1941 35 Brookwood Military Cemetery 31. I. 5. Commemorated on Page 38 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 30 Pius McIntyre was the son of Peter McIntyre (d. 1920) Annie (MacDonald) McIntyre of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He was the brother of Michael, John, Peter, Florence, Catherine, Anastatia, and Blanche. His brother Michael also served during WWII (F/89284). A miner, Pius lived at home until his enlistment. He was taken on strength with the Cape Breton Highlanders and competed basic training in Sydney, NS. He completed advanced training at Aldershot, NS and transferred to the West Nova Scotia Regiment. Private McIntyre embarked at Halifax on May 12, 1940 for oversea and arrived at Liverpool, England on May 22, 1940. Stationed at Aldershot, England he was assigned to “B” Company, West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. On the evening of September 16, while stationed at Holwood Park, Keston, Kent, UK, Private McIntyre and Private Garnier, also with the West Nova Scotia Regiment, had a mid-night pass and were returning to base. While walking along a dark road, Private McIntyre stepped out to hail a bus, and was struck by a car coming in the opposite direction. Seriously injured and unconscious, he was transported to Farnborough hospital by ambulance and admitted at 11:20 pm. He did not regain consciousness and died at 1:30 am on September 17, 1941. On September 22, 1941 Private McIntyre was buried in the Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England.
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