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Cyril William Muise282854Private219th Battalion; No. 11 Canadian Railway Transport September 15, 1872 (On Attestation Form) (1864)Quinan, Yarmouth Co., NS (Yarmouth NS on attestation)March 15, 1916Digby, NSDigby, NS43 (51)5 feet, 5½ inchesdarkblackbrown2 years MarriedTailorRoman CatholicSarah Muise (Wife) Digby, NSDecember 6, 191854 (On death certificate)St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Digby, NS. Commemorated on Page 475 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 9Not listed on the Digby or Yarmouth War MemorialPrior to enlistment, Cyril Muise was a tailor in Digby, NS. He was married with six children, three boys: George Arthur (b. Jan. 1894), Eugene Henry, (b. Apr. 1896), and Fred (b. Apr. 1899); and three girls, Elizabeth (b. Dec. 1891), Cinderilla/Minnie, (b. Dec. 1900), and Gladys, (b. Aug. 1902).Having enlisted with the 219th Battalion at Digby, Cyril Muise sailed from Halifax on the SS Olympic on October 12, 1916 and arrived in England on October 18, 1916. He was appointed Acting Sergeant (Tailor) on Arrival at Witley on October 18, 1916. On January 23, 1917 he was taken on strength with the 17th Reserve Battalion at Bramshott and on February 12, 1917 on employed as a Sergeant Tailor. In March, 1917 he was transferred to Nova Scotia Regiment Depot. He embarked England on November 22, 1918 and arrived in Canada on November 29, 1918. On arrival in Canada he was posted to District Depot Casualty Company. He contracted Influenza and pneumonia and died, aged 54 at Digby, NS on December 6, 1918His wife, Sarah (b. Oct. 1868) also died of influenza on December 9, 1918, three days after her husband. The son, Eugene Henry Muise also served during WWI. He enlisted on February 15, 1916 at Digby; Service No. 282855. He was 5 feet, 2 inches in height and like his father had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and black hair. He enlisted with the 219th Battalion and was in “C” Company, as was his father. Both sailed on the SS Olympic on October 12, 1916 and arrived in England on October 18, 1916. Eugene served in Canada, England, and France. In France he served with No. 11 Canadian Railway Transport. Eugene was discharged on demobilization at Halifax on March 17, 1919.