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Name: Vance Alton Hemeon Regimental Number: 696478 Rank: Sapper Service: 4th Company, Canadian Railway Troops Date of Birth: June 3, 1890 Place of Birth: Salem, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Place of Enlistment: Medicine Hat, Alberta Date of Enlistment: March 6, 1916 Address at Enlistment: Medicine Hat, Alberta Age at enlistment: 26 Height: 5 Feet, 6 Inches Complexion: Medium Eye Colour: Hazel Hair Colour: Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Merchant Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Wentworth Hemeon (Father) Salem, Yarmouth NS. Date of Death: December 12, 1917 Age at Death: 27 Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery, France Grave Reference: IV. B. 31. Commemorated on Page 254 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 6 Vance Alton Hemeon was the son of Wentworth Hemeon (1852-1928) and Annie Bertha (MacKinnon) Hemron (1857-1944) of Arcadia, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He enlisted at Medicine Hat, Alberta with the 175th Battalion and trained in Canada until October 3, 1916. He embarked Halifax on the SS Saxonia and arrived in England on October 18, 1916. In England he was taken on strength with the 21st Reserve Battalion and on February 6, 1917 he was transferred to 4th Company, Canadian Railway Troops. He embarked for France on February 24, 1917. On November 30, 1917 he was reported missing. On December 2, 1917 he was admitted to No 55 Casualty Clearing Station suffering with gun shot wounds to his left arm. His health deteriorated and he died of his wounds on December 12, 1917. Sapper Hemeon was buried in the Tincourt New British Cemetery located 4 Miles East of Peronne, France.
Vance Alton Hemeon
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Hemeon Family (Vance Hemeon center front)