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John Arthur Muise
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Name: John Arthur Muise Service No. 67314 Rank: Corporal Service: 25th Battalion Date of Birth: January 10, 1896 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: November 15, 1914 Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet. 5 1/2 inches Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Trade: Steamboat Steward Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: William Muise (Father) Yarmouth Nova Scotia Listed on the Nominal role of the 25th Battalion Arthur was one of four sons of William Muise who served in World War I. The three brothers were: James (Jimmy) William Muise, (#734000) born February 27, 1901 served with the Royal Canadian Regiment. He was gassed at Passchendaele and after four months in the 16th General Canadian Hospital was invalided home. A student at the time, he enlisted on February 18, 1916 at the age of 14 giving his year of birth 1898 on his attestation paper. George Stanley Muise, known as Stanley (#69619) born October 26, 1894, who served with the 26th New Brunswick Battalion was wounded, having been shot through the chest, and was also invalided home in the fall of 1917. However, he re-enlisted February 6, 1918 (#3256352). Alfred Joseph Muise served with the 115th Battalion, 112th Battalion, and the 25th Battalion. Alfred was killed in action at Vimy Ridge on April 29, 1917.
Attestation Paper (click to enlarge)
Photo courtesy of Priscilla Anne Muise Costigan and Diane Muise Gay; granddaughters.