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Name: William Lawrence Harding Regimental Number: 3189896 Rank: Private Battalion: 1st Depot Battalion, Nova Scotia Date of Birth: March 1, 1892 Place of Birth: St. John, New Brunswick Date of Enlistment: June 20, 1918 Place of Enlistment: Aldershot, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 Feet, 8 Inches Complexion: fair Eye Colour: blue Hair Colour: light brown Trade: Bookkeeper Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: William L. Harding (Father) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: October 21, 1918 Age at Death: 26 Cemetery: Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Commemorated on Page 423 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 10 Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument; Listed as “Harding, V. Lawrence” William Lawrence Harding was the son of William L. Harding, of Yarmouth, N.S. He enlisted at Aldershot Military Camp, neat Kentville, NS and was transferred to Halifax. He became ill while at the Barracks, Citadel Hill, and was taken to the Cogswell Military Hospital where he died of influenza at 11 am, Monday, October 21, 1918. His body was returned to Yarmouth and he was buried at Mountain Cemetery on Wednesday, October 23, 1918.
William Lawrence Harding
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