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Edward Edmund Murree Regiment: Canadian Field Artillery; 6th Battery, 2nd Brigade. Regimental Number: C.41567 Rank Gunner Date of Birth: June 6, 1890 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, N.S. Date of Enlistment: September 26, 1914 Place of Enlistment: Valcartier, Quebec Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, N.S. Age at Enlistment: 24 Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Trade: Longshoreman Marital Status: Single Prior Military Experience: 3 years 29th Battery CFA Yarmouth, N.S. Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Sister) Mrs. John O’Connor; Mass. USA Edward was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Murree, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Date of Death: July 8, 1915 Age at Death: 25 Cemetery: Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery, London, England (Plot: 173.12) Died: July 8, 1915 Age: 25 Cemetery: KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS') CEMETERY; London, United Kingdom Grave Reference: 173.12 Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery contains burials of both wars. Half of the 473 first World War graves form a plot in the south-west section of the cemetery, the rest form small groups or are scattered throughtout the cemetery. All of the 51 Second World War graves are scattered. There are also 2 non war burials here. A screen wall in the First World War plot (Sect. 213) records the names of casualties of both wars whose graves could not be individually marked. Additional Information: Commemorated on Page 30 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 28th 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 (pp 255-256)
Gunner Edward Edmund Murree
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