Horace McLaughlin41179DriverCanadian Field Artillery2nd Brigade; 6th Battery June 2, 1887 Shelburne, NSJanuary 26, 1915Valcartier, Quebec28 5 feet, 6 inchesdarkdark brownbrown29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth, NS(7 years)SingleFarmerPresbyterian Louisa McLaughlin (Mother) Brooklyn, Yarmouth Co., NSAugust 5, 1918 31Etaples Military Cemetery, France LXVIII. F. 28 Commemorated on Page 461 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 1Horace was the son of James and Louisa McLaughlin, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The family, originally living in Shelburne moved to Yarmouth in 1901. Horace was one of the first from Yarmouth to enlist and enlisted at Valcartier. While serving in France he was engaged with the transport service conveying supplies to the front line trenches. On a number of occasions during 1917 he was hospitalized for minor ailments and he suffered slight wounds. In 1918 he became dangerously ill, resulting from diabetes, and was admitted to the Etaples Hospital, France. He died on August 5, 1918. His nickname was “Mister Man” and he was often mentioned in letters from the front.
Horace McLaughlin (right) with a friend
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