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George Ernest Deveau Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 64th Battalion/26th Battalion Regimental Number: 470401 Rank: Private Date of Birth: February 18, 1897 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: September 18, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Sussex, New Brunswick Age at enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 9 1/4 Inches Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Father) Mark E Deveau, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Death: September 28, 1916 Age at Death: 19 Cemetery: Regina Trench Cemetery, France Regina Trench was a German earthwork, captured for a time by the 5th Canadian Brigade on 1 October 1916, attacked again by the 1st and 3rd Canadian Divisions on 8 October, taken in part by the 18th and 4th Canadian Divisions on 21 October, and finally cleared by the 4th Canadian Division on 11 November 1916. This Cemetery now contains 2,279 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 1,077 of the burials are unidentified, but there are special memorials to 14 casualties believed to be buried among them. Commemorated on Page 77 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 25 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 125)
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