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Name: George Melbourne Moses Service Number: 222904 Rank: Private Battalion: 85th Battalion Date of Birth: August 22, 1887 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., NS 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 7¼ Inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Light Brown Prior Military Experience: 29th Yarmouth Militia Marital Status: Single Trade: Mill Worker (Cosmos Cotton Mill) Religion: Wesleyan Next of Kin: Annie Moses (Mother), Yarmouth, Nova Scotia 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 Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on Jun 30 and July 1 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. …”
George Melbourne Moses
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