Name:Walter PothierRegimental Number:469917 Rank:PrivateService:26th Battalion Date of Birth:October 19, 1896 Place of Birth:Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., Nova ScotiaDate of Enlistment:September 3, 1915Place of Enlistment:Sussex, New BrunswickAge at Enlistment:18 Height: 5 feet, 10 inchesComplexion:DarkEye Colour:HazelHair Colour:Dark BrownMarital Status:Single Trade:FishermanReligion:Roman CatholicNext of Kin:David Pothier (Father) Wedgeport, N.S.Date of Death:August 5, 1916 Age:19Cemetery:Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, BelgiumGrave Reference:(Plot: III. D. 2.)Commemorated on Page 149 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 6 Walter Pothier was the son of David Leo Pothier (1846–1902) and Josephine Anne (Boudreau) Pothier (1853-1928) of Wedgeport, Nova Scotia.He enlisted in Sussex, New Brunswick with the 64th Battalion and trained in Canada until March 1916.On March 31, 1916 he embarked Halifax on the SS Adriatic and disembarked in England on April 9, 1916. At Shorncliffe Camp he was transferred to the 26th Battalion on June 28, 1916 for service in France. He joined the 26th Battalion in the field on July 23, 1916.Private Pothier was killed in action on August 5, 1916 while in the trenches south west of St. Eloi. He was buried in the Ridgewood Military Cemetery, one mile south east of Dickebusch, Belgium.