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George Stanley Muise
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Name: George Stanley Muise Service No: 69619 / 3256352 Rank: Private / Sergeant Service: 26th Battalion / 1st Depot Battalion New Brunswick Date of Birth: October 26, 1894 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: November 18, 1914 Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Address at Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 feet, 5 1/2 inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Sailor Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Robert Fryers (Friars) St. John, New Brunswick / William Muise, (Father) Yarmouth, NS. Date of Death: January 24, 1966 Cemetery: Melrose Cemetery, Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA George Stanley Muise first enlisted with the 26th Battalion (New Brunswick) in November 1914 at the age of 20. He served 29 months with the 64th Battalion. Wounded in action from shrapnel, he was invalided home in the fall of 1917. However, he re-enlisted February 6, 1918 at the age of 22 in St. John New Brunswick with the 1st Depot Battalion NB (#3256352) and was promoted to Sergeant. George Stanley Muise was one of four sons of William Muise (1871-1920) and Ann (Deveau) Muise(1871-1904). All four served in WWI. 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. Arthur Muise, (#67314) born January 10, 1896, served in France with the 25th Battalion. 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. Following WWI, George Stanley Muise moved to Massachusetts. In 1942, he was living in Brockton, Massachusetts and employed the Old Colony Shoe Company on Railroad Avenue in Brockton. George Stanley Muise died in Brockton, Massachusetts in 1966. His headstone in the Melrose Cemetery erroneously reads that he served with the “1st ‘Dental’ Battalion”; it was actually the 1st Depot Battalion, New Brunswick.