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Donald Kehoe Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Machine Gun Corps Battalion: 6th Machine Gun Company Regimental Number: 415582 Date of Birth: April 2, 1897 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Religion: Wesleyan Next of Kin: Lawrence Cavanagh (Grandfather), Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Prior Military Experience: Not Specified Place of Enlistment: Date of Enlistment: April 12, 1915 Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches Donald Kehoe wass the adopted son of Mrs. F. C. Raymond, of Yarmouth North, Nova Scotia. He enlisted with the 40th Battalion in Yarmouth and was the 17th Reserve Battalion in England until he was sent to France with the 6th Machine Gun Company. Date of Death: April 9, 1917 Age at Death: 20 Buried at: Zivy Crater, Thelus, France Plot: Panel 5. Col. 1. Zivy Crater was one of two mine craters (the other being Lichfield Crater) which were used by the Canadian Corps Burial Officer in 1917 for the burial of bodies found on the Vimy battlefield. The numerous groups of graves made about this time by the Canadians were not named as a rule, but serially lettered and numbered; the original name for Zivy Crater was CB 1. The crater is essentially a mass graves and contains 53 First World War burials, five of them unidentified. The names of the men buried in the crater, all of whom died in April or May 1917, are inscribed on panels fixed to the boundary wall. Commemorated on Page 266 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 13
Private Donald Kehoe
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Photo Credit: Marg Leissens
Photo Credit: Marg Leissens
Photo Credit: Marg Leissens