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Name: Amos Jeffery Rank: Private Regimental Number: 415580 Service: 26th Battalion Date of Birth: December 24, 1892 Place of Birth: Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Date of Enlistment: March 12, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth NS (40th Battalion) Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Complexion: Fresh Eye Colour: Grey Hair Colour: Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Farmer Religion: Wesleyan Next of Kin: Lillian Forbes (Mother) East Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: March 7, 1916 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Belgium Grave Reference: II. B. 11. Commemorated on Page 109 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 15 Amos Jeffery was the son of Lillian (Mrs. Abner) Forbes (formerly Jeffery) (1866-1943), of Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia, and the late James A. Jeffery. He enlisted at Yarmouth with the 40th Battalion and trained in Canada until October of 1915. He embarked Halifax for England arriving there on October 25, 1915. He transferred to the 17th Reserve Battalion at Shorncliffe and on December 31, 1915 to the 26th Battalion. He joined the Battalion in France on January 1, 1916. He was killed in action on March 7, 1916.
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