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Name: George William Lee Blackadar Service No: 304563 Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Canadian Field Artillery, 46th Queens Battery, 11th Brigade Date of Birth: August 5, 1888 Place of Birth: Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS Place of Enlistment: Kingston, Ontario Date of Enlist 25 November, 1915 Age at Enlistment: 27 Height: 5 feet 5 inches Complexion: Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Trade: Engineering Student Martial Status: Single Religion: Methodist Next of Kin: John A. Blackadar (Father) Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: November 9, 1916 Age at Death: 28 Cemetery: Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France Grave Reference: V. H. 23. Commemorated on Page 55 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 13 George William Lee Blackadar was the son of John Archibald Blackadar and Martha Bellle (Goodwin) Blackadar of Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS. Lee Blackadar’s brother, Dr. Karl Kenneth Blackadar who practised medicine in Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co, NS also served during WWI and WWII. Lee Blackadar 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. He went overseas arriving in England on February 14, 1916 and embarked for France on July 14, 1916 arriving on July 15. On November 9, 1916, he left the siege 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. He was initially buried at Martinpuich i18 miles (29 km) south of Arras and re interned in the Adanac Military Cemetery
Gunner G. W. Lee Blackadar