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Robert Edison Bain Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 219th Battalion/85th Battalion Regimental Number: 283352 Date of Birth: *1882 Place of Birth: Pembroke, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia Next of Kin: Eva Bain South Ohio Nova Scotia (wife) Address at Enlistment: South Ohio, Nova Scotia Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Married Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery C.F.A. Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (Recruit) Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: (Medical on March 27, 1916 (Oath taken on April 3, 1916) Age at enlistment: 34 (listed as apparent age) Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches Chest: 36 Inches Expansion: 3 Inches (light complexion; blue eyes, light brown hair) Religion: Baptist Saw service in: Europe Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 219th Battalion Listed on the Nominal Role of the 85 Battalion Notes: Listed as Robert Edward Bain Library - and Archives Canada (attestation Paper); 1911 Census Records show he had one son Jeremiah (aged 4); two daughters, Iva (aged 6) and Ada (aged 3); *Robert’s year of birth is listed as 1882 (aged 29);
Private Robert Edison Bain
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Attestation Paper (click to enlarge)