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George Melbourne Moses Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) Regimental Number: 222904 Date of Birth: August 22, 1887 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Trade: Mill Worker (Cosmos Cotton Mill) Marital Status: Single Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: October 29, 1915 Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 28 Height: 5 Feet 7 1/4 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Yarmouth Militia Trade: Mill Worker (Cosmos Cotton Mill) Marital Status: Single Religion: Wesleyan Next of Kin: Mrs Annie Moses (mother), Yarmouth, Nova Scotia A native of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, George Melbourne Moses was the son of Lyman F. and Annie Moses of Yarmouth North. His parents later moved to Hamilton, Ontario. Private Moses was killed by an enemy sniper in “No Man’s Land” on April 4th, 1917. A fellow solder wrote home in a letter: “ … We were up to the lines last week and I tell you we had a hard time. One of our fellows was killed, George Moses of Yarmouth. He was a fine fellow and so cool and steady while we were under shellfire out in No Man’s Land. …” Date of Death: April 4, 1917 Age at Death: 28 Cause of Death: Killed in Action Battle: Vimy Ridge Cemetery: Villers Station Cemetery, France Plot: VII. H. 25. Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 85th Battalion Commemorated on Page 298 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
Private George Melbourne Moses
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