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Private Benjamin Blauvelt Force: Army Unit: Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) Division: 194th Bn. Service Number: 904055 Date of Birth: November 6, 1889 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, N.S. Enlistment Date: February 21, 1916 Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches Enlisted at: Edmonton, Alberta Address at Enlistment: Windsor Rooms, Edmonton, Alberta Civilian Occupation: Lumberjack Religion: Methodist Date of Death: March 31, 1916 Cause of Death: Illness; Pneumonia Age at Death: 26 Benjamin Blauvelt was the son of Wallace and Eva Blauvelt, of Carleton, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He contracted measles and was sent to the Isolation Hospital in Edmonton. While his condition improved he contracted a cold and pneumonia. He died on March 31, 1917. Cemetery: EDMONTON CEMETERY; Alberta, Canada Grave Reference: N.S. L. 72. B. I. S. A. The cemetery was formerly known as "Edmonton Protestant Cemetery" and contains graves of both world wars. There is also a Cross of Sacrifice, erected after the 1914-1918 War. There are now 80, 1914-1918 and over 50, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site. Commemorated on Page 55 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
Private Benjamin Blauvelt
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