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Arthur Ross Hamilton Regiment: Canadian Engineers Battalion: 40th Battalion/1st Pioneer Battalion Rank: Private Regimental Number: 415854 Date of Birth: March 13, 1893 Place of Birth: Lake Annis, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Trade: Carpenter Marital Status: Single Date of Enlistment: August 12, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Aldershot, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches Religion: Unknown Next of Kin: Bertha Hamilton (mother), Lake Annis, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Son of Harry and Bertha Hamilton, of Lake Annis, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. Date of Death: May 23, 1916 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Lijjsenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Plot: VII. A. 15A. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ypres. During the First World War, the village of Lijssenthoek was situated on the main communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields. Close to the Front, but out of the extreme range of most German field artillery, it became a natural place to establish casualty clearing stations. The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 24 being unidentified. Commemorated on Page 97 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 8 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion.
Private Arthur Ross Hamilton
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