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Name: Joseph Alexander Robbins Rank: Private Service No: 3180831 Battalion: 1st Depot Battalion (Nova Scotia)   Date of Birth: December 16, 1893 Place of Birth: South Belleville, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 9, 1918 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 24 Height: 5 Feet, 51/2 Inches Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single  Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Amos Robbins (Father) Date of Death: April 6, 1918 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Eel Brook (St. Anne's) Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada Joseph Robbins was the son of Amos and Modeste Robbins, of Belleville, NS.  He was given his medical on November 22, 1917 and was required to report to Halifax on March 9, 1918.  The 1st Depot Battalion NS was authorized to provide reinforcements for the Royal Canadian Regiment, 25th, 85th, an 185th Battalions through the 17th Reserve Battalion overseas. Private Robbins, having reported to the Battalion at Halifax, contracted pneumonia compounded by tuberculosis and died in hospital on April 6, 1918.  His body was returned home and he was buried in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., NS   Commemorated on Page 492 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 19
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