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 Private George Warren Hatfield   Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 112th Battalion/ Royal Canadian Regiment Regimental Number: 734477 Rank: Private Date of Birth: May 20, 1898 Place of Birth: Quinnan, Nova Scotia   Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 30, 1916 Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 17 Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA, Yarmouth, N.S./ Home Guards and Cadets Trade or Calling: Mill Hand Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: (Father) Joseph Hatfield, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia George Hatfield was the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Hatfield .  Prior to enlisting he was employed with Cosmos Cotton Mill.  He went over with the 112th Battalion and was sent as a reinforcement to France. He went into the trenches early in November 1916. He was killed while advancing during an attack in the vicinity of Monchy just south of Vimy Ridge and east from Arras. He was hit by a bullet from the rifle of an enemy sniper and killed instantly. Date of Death: August 26, 1918 Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France (Plot: III. H. 17.)     Vis-En-Artois and Haucourt were taken by the Canadian Corps on 27 August 1918. The cemetery was begun immediately afterwards and was used by fighting units and field ambulances until the middle of October. It consisted originally of 430 graves (in Plots I and II) of which 297 were Canadian and 55 belonged to the 2nd Duke of Wellington's Regiment. It was increased after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields of April-June 1917, August and September 1918, and from the smaller cemeteries in the neighbourhood The cemetery now contains 2,369 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 1,458 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to eight casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate four soldiers buried in other cemeteries whose graves could not be found on concentration. 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. 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 (pp 205-206)  
  Private George Warren Hatfield
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