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Name: Colin Francis Chisholm Regimental Number: 1099767 Rank: Private Battalion: 10th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops Date of Birth: December 7, 1896 Place of Birth: Antigonish, NS Date of Enlistment: January 23, 1917 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 20 Years Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Complexion: fair Eyes: blue Hair: fair Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA, Yarmouth, NS 40th Battalion Trade: Mill Hand (Cosmos Cotton Mill) Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. James Hayes (Aunt) Antigonish, NS Date of Death: October 1, 1918 Age at Death: 22 Cemetery: Lijjsenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Grave Reference: Plot: XXIII. B. 26A. Commemorated on Page 384 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 21 Commemorated on the Yarmouth War Memorial Colon Chisholm was born in Antigonish, NS the son of John R Chisholm and Mary (McIsaac.) Chrisholm. Prior to enlistment he lived in Yarmouth, NS and was employed as a mill hand at the Mill Hand at the Cosmos Cotton Mill. He enlisted at Yarmouth with the 256th Battalion and embarked at Halifax on the SS Northland, on April, 1917 and disembarked at Liverpool, England on April 19, 1917. Private Chisholm was assigned to the 10th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, and went overseas to France on June 17, 1917 disembarking at Havre on June 19, 1917. At 9:50 pm on October 1, 1918 he was discovered lying on the road near Poperinghe, Belgium having been struck either by a lorry or car. He was unconscious when taken to No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station at approximately 10:00 pm where he died within the hour from his injuries. A second soldier was also hit and pronounced dead on arrival at the Clearing Station. Private Chisholm was buried at the Lijjsenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Colin Francis Chisholm
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