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G. W. Lee Blackadar Rank: Gunner Service No: 304563 Regiment/Service: Canadian Field Artillery, 46th Queens Battery,11th Brigade, Place of Enlistment: Kingston, Ontario Enlisted: 25 November, 1915 Height: 5ft. 5. Date of Birth: August 5, 1888 Place of Birth: Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS Trade: Engineering Student (Taught manual training in Bridgewater,Lunenburg, North Sidney, Sidney Mines, Middleton and Annapolis Royal. He returned to university in 1912 until the time of his enlistment) Age at enlistment: 27 Attestation Paper (click to enlarge) Date of Death: November 9, 1916 Age at Death: 28 Lee Blackadar had been on the lines in France from July 1, 1916. He had left the seige gun for lunch and was eating when a shell from the enemy lines crashed through the roof of the dugout and exploded, killing him and three other gunners. Additional Information Son of Mr. and Mrs. J Arch Blackadar Lee Blackadar also had a brother, Dr. Karl Blackadar who practised medicine in Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co, NS. Karl Blackadar enlisted on January 5, 1917 and served as a surgeon in England and France. he was discharged July 21, 1919. Additional information on Lee Blackadar (click to open pdf file in new window) (click news article to enlarge) Cemetery: ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT Grave Reference: V. H. 23. Miraumont is a village about 14.5 Kms north-north-east of Albert and the Cemetery is some 3 Kms south of the village on the east side of the road to Courcelette The villages of Miraumont and Pys were occupied on 24-25 February 1917 following the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. They were retaken by the Germans on 25 March 1918, but recovered the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division on the following 24 August. Adanac Military Cemetery (the name was formed by reversing the name "Canada") was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the Canadian battlefields around Courcelette and small cemeteries surrounding Miraumont. There are now 3,186 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War in this cemetery. 1,708 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 13 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.
Gunner G. W. Lee Blackadar