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Nathan Churchill
Name: Nathan Churchill Service No. 507257 Rank: Sapper Service: Canadian Engineers Date of Birth: March 25, 1896 Place of Birth: Short Beach, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: July 26, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 6 feet, ¼ inch Complexion: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair; Brown Martial Status; Single Trade: Farmer Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Margaret L. Churchill (Mother) Short Beach, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Discharge: June 26, 1918 (Halifax; Medical Discharge) Date of Death: March 3, 1919 Age at Death: 22 Cemetery: Darling Lake Cemetery, NS Commemorated on Page 531 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 11 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial Nathan Churchill was the son of Nelson Trask Churchill (1858-1922) and Margaret (Lamont) Churchill (1865-1959). He was the brother of Malcolm Oscar Churchill, Jean Lamont Churchill, Wilfred Laurier Churchill, and Randolph Murray Churchill. His brother Wilfred Laurier Churchill also served during WWI. At the time of enlistment Nathan was living in Short Beach, Yarmouth Co., NS Nathan Churchill enlisted at Halifax with the 4th Divisional Signal Company in July, 1916. He went overseas on the SS Canada arriving in England on April 22, 1917. While in England he was susceptable to prolonged winder colds and coughs which persisted and in December of 1917 he was hospitalized at Seaford Hospital. On January 11, 1918 he was in hospital at West Cliffe where his tonsils were removed. While at hospital at the Canadian Special Hospital at Lenham, Kent it was determined he had tuberculous. He was returned to Canada in March 1918 and hospitalized at Halifax. He was given a medical discharge in June, 1918. Sapper Churchill died of tuberculous at the Kentville Sanatorium, Kings Co., his death attributed to service.
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