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Private Charles Edward Muise Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 115th Battalion/24th Battalion (Quebec Regiment) Company: 5th Canadian Machine Gun Company Regimental Number: 742814 Date of Birth: June 8, 1894 Place of Birth: South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick (115th Battalion) Address at Enlistment: South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Date of Enlistment: February 28, 1916 Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick (115th Battalion) Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: (Brother) James Muise (Boston, Mass. USA) Charles Edward Crosby enlisted using the last name of Muise. Although with the 24th Battalion, he was attached to the Canadian Machine Gun Company and was killed in action. At the time of his death, he had been attached to the 5th Canadian Machine Gun Company for one week. He and two other soldiers came under fire. Charles was killed instantly, the other two escaped injury. Died: August 3, 1917 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, France (Plot: I. G. 22.) Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery The Cemetery Extension was begun by French troops early in 1915, and the two French plots are next to the Communal Cemetery. It was taken over by the 1st and 2nd Divisions in February, 1916, and used by fighting units and Field Ambulances until October, 1918. It was increased after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields to the East. There are 749 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war commemorated here, 61 being unidentified. 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 30th Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 103)
Private Charles Edward Crosby/Muise
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