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Name: Louis Ross Amiro Rank: Private Regimental Number: 734079 Battalion: 112th Battalion/85th Battalion Company: “A” Company (85th Battalion) Date of Birth: April 14, 1899 (1898 on attestation) Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: February 18, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 16 Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Complexion: dark Eyes: blue grey Hair: dark brown Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA (Yarmouth) Recruit and Cadet Trade: Cotton Mill worker Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Martha Amiro (Mother) Yarmouth, NS Wounded: Cambrai on September 27, Date of Death: September 29, 1918 Age at Death: 19 Cemetery: Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St. Marc, France Plot: III. A. 17. Commemorated on Page 359 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 6 and August 7 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion. Listed on the Cosmos Cotton Co. Ltd. Tablet Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument as “Amirault, Louis” Louis was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Amiro, of Main Street, Yarmouth, NS. He enlisted with 112th Battalion at the age of 16 and went overseas as a bugler and drummer in the 112th Battalion Band. He was transferred to the 26th Battalion and then to the 17th Reserve Battalions. In May 1918 he was transferred to the 85th Battalion and joined them in France on July 9, 1918. On July 29 he entered the trenches and was wounded at Cambrai on September 27. During the advance with his company, “A” Company, he was hit, about 8:00 am, by machine gun bullets in both legs. His wounds were immediately dressed and he was transported to the nearest field ambulance. From there he was taken to No. 33 Casualty Clearing Station. His wounds were too serious and he died two days later at about 1:30 am, September 29, 1918. Sources: Library and Archives Canada Commonwealth War Grave Commission Canadian Virtual War Memorial Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (pp 30-31)
Louis Ross Amiro
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