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George Warren Hatfield 734477 Private 112th Battalion/ Royal Canadian Regiment May 20, 1898 (actual year of birth 1899) Quinan, Yarmouth Co., NS March 30, 1916 Yarmouth, NS Yarmouth, NS 17 (actual age 16) 5 Feet 5 Inches fair dark brown blue 29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth, NS Home Guards and Cadets (three years) Single Mill Hand Baptist Joseph Hatfield (Father) Yarmouth, NS August 26, 1918 20 Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France Plot: III. H. 17. Commemorated on Page 425 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 12 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion George Hatfield was the son of Joseph Henry Hatfield (1868- 1947) Elizabeth Hannah (Morton) Hatfield. George was one of fourteen children. Prior to enlisting he was employed with Cosmos Cotton Mill. Private Hatfield went overseas with the 112th Battalion on July 23, 1916 (SS Olympic) arriving at Liverpool, England on July 31, 1916. He was transferred to the 25th Battalion on October 6, 1916 for overseas service in France; however, he was moved to the Boy’s Battalion at Hastings between December, 1916 and February, 1917 as an under age soldier. In February, 1917 he was transferred to the Headquarters 5th Canadian Division and on February 23, 1918 to the 17th Reserve Battalion. On April 7, 1918 he joined the Royal Canadian Regiment in France. On August 26, 1918 while moving forward to reinforce the front lines during an enemy counter attack east of Monchy, Private Hatfield was struck in the head and instantly killed by a bullet from an enemy sniper’s rifle. He was buried in Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France, eight miles south east of Arras, France.
George Warren Hatfield
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Sources: Library and Archives Canada Canadian Virtual War Memorial “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (pp 205-206)