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Simon Clements Regimental Number: 282682 Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 219th Battalion/85th Battalion Regimental Number: 282682 Date of Birth: July 29, 1887 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 16, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 28 Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA, Yarmouth, N.S. Trade: Trackman Marital Status: Widow(er) Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Mother) Mary Carter, Yarmouth Nova Scotia 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. In England he was with the 17trh Reserve Battalion, and was assigned to the 85th Battalion in France in March 1917. He was killed at Passchendaele on October 30, 1917. His son was raised by his grandmother, Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Carter. Date of Death: October 30, 1917 (Passchendaele) Age at Death: 30 Memorial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium Panel 26 - 30 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 Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 98)
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