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Everett Joseph King Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 112th Battalion Regimental Number: 734560 Rank: Private Date of Birth: December 26, 1893 Place of Birth: Tusket, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: May 1, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA, Yarmouth, N.S. Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Married Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Wife) Mrs Fannie King, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Everett Joseph King enlisted with 112th Battalion and was the only Yarmouth casualty of that Battalion to die while still a member who had trained at Fort Edward, Windsor. He died at Branshott, England of cerebro spinal fever before he could be transfered to a Battalion in the trenches. Date of Death: December 23, 1916 Age at Death: 22 Cemetery: Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom Plot: AF. 2035 Aldershot Military Cemetery During both wars, numerous regimental and corps depots were based in and around Aldershot. At the outbreak of The First World War, if was the headquarters of the Aldershot Command and of the 1st and 2nd Divisions, and the Depot of the Royal Army Medical Corps. The North and South Camps, divided by the Basingstoke Canal, remained in full activity throughout the War. During the Second World War, some 400,000 Canadian servicemen were trained there. There are 690 First World War graves in the cemetery, the earliest bears the date 5th August 1914, and the latest 11th August 1921. Commemorated on Page 311 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 17 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion. Listed on the Tusket Memorial Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument; (Listed as “King, Joseph E.”) 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 (p 227)
Private Everett Joseph King
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