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Name: William Garfield Perry Regimental Number: 3180565 Rank: Private Battalion: 1st Depot Battalion, Nova Scotia Date of Birth: January 18, 1896 Place of Birth: Shelburne, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: February 25, 1918 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Water St., Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment 22 Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Complexion: Medium Eye Colour: Grey Hair Colour: Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Fisherman Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Sadie Atkinson (Mother) Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Death: June 26, 1920 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Nova Scotia Commemorated on Page 552 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 24 William Garfield Perry was born in Shelburne NS the son of John Perry and Sadie Garfield Perry of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. John Perry died on January 25, 1917. Sadie Garfield Perry married Thomas Atkinson and the family lived in Yarmouth. William was drafted under the Military Service Act of 1917. His medical examination was at Yarmouth, NS on November 24, 1917 and he was required to report for service on February 25, 1918. William began his military training at Aldershot Camp; however, was diagnosed with tuberculosis and admitted to the Nova Scotia Sanatorium in Kentville. He was under care from July 11, 1918 until his death on June 26, 1920. His military record indicates that he was discharged on September 3, 1918. The death certificate was signed by his wife, Mrs. Eva Perry, of Kentville, NS. Private Perry was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Nova Scotia, on June 28, 1920. In October 1920 his mother received his Memorial Cross (#987517) Sources: findagrave Library and Archives Canada Canadian Virtual War Memorial
William Garfield Perry
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