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Name: Simon Clements Regimental Number: 282682 Rank: Private Battalion: 219th Battalion/85th Battalion Date of Birth: July 29, 1887 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 16, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 28 Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA, Yarmouth, NS Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches Marital Status: Widower Trade: Trackman Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mary Carter (Mother) Yarmouth Nova Scotia Date of Death: October 30, 1917 (Passchendaele) Age at Death: 30 Memorial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium Commemorated on Page 217 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 16 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 219th Battalion Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument Simon Clements, nicknamed “Sim-Clue” was married with an infant son, Louie. His wife died March 9, 1916, aged 23 years. Prior to his enlistment Simon was employed with Phillips Brothers, Truckers. He enlisted with the 219th Battalion at Yarmouth, NS. In England he was assigned to the 85th Battalion for service in France. Private Clements was killed at Passchendaele on October 30, 1917. His son was raised by his grandmother, Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Carter. Sources: Library and Archives Canada Commonwealth War Grave Commission Canadian Virtual War Memorial Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 98)
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