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William Stanley Moses Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 219th Battalion/85th Battalion Regimental Number: 282942 Rank: Private Date of Birth: February 16, 189 Place of Birth: Brenton, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 21, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Brenton, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA, Yarmouth, N.S. Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Methodist Next of Kin: (Father) William C Moses, Brenton, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia William Stanley Moses was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Moses, of Brenton, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He enlisted with the 219th Battalion and transferred to the 85 Battalion in July 7, 1917. Records of the 85 Battalion indicate he was killed on October 30th, 1917. The family initially received word he was missing in action as of late October. After some months he was regarded as presumed to have died. Date of Death: October 30, 1917 (Killed in action at Passchendaele) Age at Death: 21 Memorial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium Panel 26 - 30 Commemorated on Page 298 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 30 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 219th Battalion. Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada
Private William Stanley Moses
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