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Private John E. Moulaison Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 25th Battalion (Machine Gun Section) Regimental Number: 470992 Place of Birth: Morris Island, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Birth: September 7, 1883 Trade: Lineman with Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company Marital Status: Married to Mary Emma (Ward) Moulaison; two children Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: January 4, 1916 Height: 5 feet 9in Age at Enlistment 33 Military Experience: 29th Field Battalion, Yarmouth NS. Date of Death: January 18, 1917 Cause of Death: Died of Wounds Age at Death: 34 Buried at: Barlin Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Plot: I. F. 16 Next of Kin: Son of Moses and Mary Moulaison, of Morris Island, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia; husband of Mary E. Moulaison, of Barnard Street, Yarmouth South, N.S. Barlin is a village about 11 Kms south-west of Bethune. The extension was begun by French troops in October 1914 and when they moved south in March 1916 to be replaced by Commonwealth forces, it was used for burials by the 6th Casualty Clearing Station. In November 1917, Barlin began to be shelled and the hospital was moved back to Ruitz, but the extension was used again in March and April 1918 during the German advance on this front. The extension contains 1,095 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 2 being unidentified. There are 63 French and 13 German burials including 2 unidentified. Commemorated on Page 298 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
Private John E. Moulaison
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