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Remembering World War I Yarmouth Connections
Name: Pierre Archange Clairmont (Peter Clements) Rank: Private Regimental Number: 3180892 Battalion: 1st Depot Battalion, Nova Scotia Regiment Date of Birth: March 17, 1891 Place of Birth: Pinkney’s Point, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: March 13, 1918 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Pinkney’s Point, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 27 Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Complexion: dark Eyes: brown Hair: black Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Virginia Clements (Mother) Pinkney's Point Date of Death: March 28, 1918 Age at Death: 27 Cemetery: Pinkney's Point (St. Raphael) Cemetery, NS Plot: R.4. Pierre Clairmont was the only fatality from Pinkney’s Point during World War I. He was conscripted under the provisions of the Military Service Act. His medical was completed at Yarmouth on October 23, 1917 and he enlisted at Halifax on March 13, 1918 at the age of 27. Serving with the 1st Depot Battalion “D” Company, he was hospitalized with pneumonia at the Cogswell Military Hospital, Halifax within a week of his arrival in Halifax. He died on the fifteen day of his military service. His brother took the train to Halifax and returned with his body. He was buried on April 1, 1918 in the Pinkney's Point (St. Raphael) Cemetery, NS. Commemorated on Page 386 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 22 Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument as “Clairmont, Pierre”
Pierre Archange Clairmont Peter Clements
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