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Name: Thorpe Douglas Crowell Rank: Private Regimental Number: 3255536 Battalion: 1st Depot Battalion, New Brunswick Regiment 13th Reserve Battalion Place of Birth: East Kemptville, Yarmouth County, NS Date of Birth: July 13, 1896 Date of Enlistment: January 12, 1918 Address at Enlistment: East Kemptville, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 Feet 3 Inches Complexion: fair Eyes: grey Hair: auburn Trade: Machinist Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Victoria Crowell, (Mother) of East Kemptville, Yarmouth Co. NS Date of Death: March 17, 1918 Cause of Death: Illness Age at Death: 22 Buried at: Seaford Cemetery, Sussex, UK Plot: A. 3054. Commemorated on Page 392 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 25 Thorpe Crowell was the son of Alden H. and Victoria Crowell of East Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS. In 1916, left East Kemptville for Beverley, Mass where he was employed. He was drafted into the US. Service on January 7, 1918 at Boston with the 11th Reserve Battalion, 7th Platoon. On January 11, 1918 the unit sailed for Saint John, New Brunswick where he transferred to the Canadian Army, 1st Depot Battalion, New Brunswick. He received one month of initial training before being sent overseas. The Battalion embarked Canada on the SS Melita at Halifax, Nova Scotia February 18, 1918 and disembarked in Liverpool, England March 4, 1918. During the crossing he became ill and on arrival in England was sent to the 14th Canadian General Hospital, Eastbourne suffering from coryza (inflammation of the upper respiratory tract). Measles broke out on March 5, 1918 and he was admitted to Ravenscroft Military Hospital, Seaford, England on March 6, 1918 and was transferred to Borough Isolation Hospital which handled cases of infectious diseases for No. 14 Canadian General Hospital on March 13, 1918. He developed broncho-pneumonia and died of heart failure at 1:35 pm on March 17, 1918. In England he was nominally a member of the 13th Reserve Battalion.
Thorpe Douglas Crowell
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