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Benoit Joseph Melanson   Battalion: 112th Battalion; 25th Battalion Regimental Number: 733556   Rank: Private   Date of Birth: March 21, 1898   Place of Birth:  Grosses Coques, Digby Co., NS     Date of Enlistment: December 21, 1915   Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth NS   Address at Enlistment: Grosses Coques, Digby Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 17   Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Previous Military Experience: 29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth NS Trade: Sailor Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic   Next of Kin:    John C Melanson (Father), Grosses Coques, Digby Co., NS     Benoit Jospeh Melanson was the son of John C. and Aimee Bourneuf Melanson, of Grosses Coques, Digby Co., Nova Scotia.   Date of Death: August 9, 1918   Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, France; Plot: V. D. 8     Commemorated on Page  469 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 5 and October 6   Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Veterans Affairs Canada  
  Benoit Joseph Melanson
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