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Name: Edward Edmund Murree Regimental Number: 41567 Rank Gunner Regiment: Canadian Field Artillery; 6th Battery, 2nd Brigade. 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 Prior Military Exp: 3 years 29th Battery CFA Yarmouth, N.S. Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Complexion: Dark Eye Colour: Brown Hair Colour: Black Marital Status: Single Trade: Longshoreman Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. John O’Connor (Sister) South Quincey, Mass. USA Date of Death: July 8, 1915 Age at Death: 25 Cemetery: Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery, London, England (Plot: 173.12) Grave Reference: 173.12 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 Edward was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Murree, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec on September 26, 1914 with the 6th Battery, 2nd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. He went overseas on October 3, 1914. In England he became ill and was eventually hospitalized at Salisbury Infirmary, London, on April 18, 1915. It was determined he was suffering from tuberculosis and sinus infection aggravated by his military service of exposure to cold and wet. It was recommended that he he be returned to Canada; however, while a patient at Brompton Hospital he died on July 8, 1915.
Edward Edmund Murree
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