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Name: Arthur Ross Hamilton Regimental Number: 415854 Rank: Private Battalion: 1st Pioneer Battalion Date of Birth: March 13, 1893 Place of Birth: Lake Annis, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: August 12, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Aldershot, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches Complexion: Fair Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Fair Marital Status: Single Trade: Carpenter Religion: Next of Kin: Bertha Hamilton (Mother), Lake Annis, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Death: May 23, 1916 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Lijjsenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Grave Reference: VII. A. 15A. Commemorated on Page 97 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 8 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion. Arthur Ross Hamilton was the son of Harry and Bertha Hamilton, of Lake Annis, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He enlisted with the 40th Battalion at Aldershot, NS and trained in Canada until October, 1915. He embarked Halifax for England arriving there on October 28, 1915. He transferred to the 1st Canadian Pioneer Battalion at Shorncliffe on March 7, 1916 and on March 9, 1916 embarked for France. On May 23, 1916, he suffered gun shot wounds and died of the injuries at No 3, Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.
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