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James Anthony Cann 551326 Lance Corporal Fort Garry Horse; 16th Light Horse, 3rd Division Cavalry Squadron Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS August 25, 1889 May 14, 1915 Regina, Saskatchewan Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan 26 5 feet, 7 inches fresh brown blue 3 years Canadian Field Artillery Single Farmer Baptist Enoch Cann (Father) Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS October 9, 1918 29 Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France V. D. 10. Commemorated on Page 380 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 18 and 19 Listed on the Role of Honour Fort Garry Horse James was the son of Enoch Cann (1843–1923) and Margaret Susan (Saunders) Cann (1845–1935) of Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS. James left Yarmouth in 1914 and was farming in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan prior to his enlistment. He arrived in England on January 31, 1916 and embarked for France on April 3, 1916. He was appointed Lance Corporal on July 13, 1917. On October 9, 1918, having advanced through Maurais and Reumont to Le Cateay, he was dismounted and holding some horses when he was instantly killed by an enemy shell.
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Memorial Stone Hillside Cemetery, South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., NS