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Robert John Muise 415744 Private 40th Battalion/25th Battalion November 2, 1897 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia July 29, 1915 Aldershot, Nova Scotia Yarmouth, NS 17 years (18 years on attestation paper) 5 Feet 3 Inches fair dark brown dark blue Single Textile worker Roman Catholic Frank Muise (Father) Yarmouth, NS August 27, 1918 20 Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Commemorated on Page 475 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 9 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial as “Muise, John R” Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion as Robert John and on his attestation as Robert John. Robert John Muise was the son Frank P Muise and Jane Muise of Yarmouth, NS. He was employed as a textile worker with Cosmos Cotton Co. Ltd. John enlisted with 40th Battalion at Aldershot, NS on July 29. 1915. He arrived in England on October 28, 1915 having departed Canada on the SS Saxonia on October 18, 1916. On February 14, 1916 he was attached to the Canadian Army Service Corps for temporary duty at East Sandling. On March 6, 1916 he was admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe the result of an injury in a fall on February 25. When coming out of his hut, he slipped and fell injuring his right side. He was transferred to Monks Horton Canadian Convalescent Hospital on March 13 and returned to Canadian Army Service Corps at Shorncliffe on March 16, 1916. Assigned to the 25th Battalion for service in France he joined the Battalion in the field in April 1917. During an attack from Wancourt to north of Cherisy on the afternoon of August 27, 1918, his Company was held up in an old trench by shell fire, and Private Muise was hit in the body by shrapnel and instantly killed. He has no known grave and is listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Robert John Muise
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Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Canadian Virtual War Memorial “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 250)
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