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Name: Walter Pothier Regimental Number: 469917 Rank: Private Service: 26th Battalion Date of Birth: October 19, 1896 Place of Birth: Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: September 3, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Sussex, New Brunswick Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, 10 inches Complexion: Dark Eye Colour: Hazel Hair Colour: Dark Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Fisherman Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: David Pothier (Father) Wedgeport, N.S. Date of Death: August 5, 1916 Age: 19 Cemetery: Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium Grave Reference: (Plot: III. D. 2.) Commemorated on Page 149 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed 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.
Walter Pothier
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