Irwin Clarence Saulnier283368 Private219th Battalion; 85th Battalion July 2, 1894 Brooklyn, Yarmouth Co., NS April 5, 1916 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Brooklyn, Yarmouth Co., NS 215 Feet 8 Inches darkdark brownbrown29th Battery Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth NS (2 years)Single Farmer Roman Catholic Samuel Clarence Saulnier (Father) Brooklyn, Yarmouth Co., NS August 16, 1918 24Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France Plot: VIA. C. 21.Commemorated on Page 496 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 21 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 219th BattalionIrwin Clarence was the son of Samuel Clarence Saulnier and Sarah J. Saulnier of Brooklyn, Yarmouth Co., NS.Irwin enlisted with the 219th Battalion on March 27, 1916 during a recruiting drive. He arrived in England on October 18, 1916 (SS Olympic). At Bramshott he was transferred to the 17th Reserve Battalion on January 23, 1917 and to the 85th Battalion for service in France on July 10, 1917.Private Saulnier was wounded in the stomach by a machine gun bullet on August 10, 1918 near Amiens and was evacuated to No. 48 Casualty Clearing Station where he died six days later on August 16, 1918. He was initially buried at the Hospital Military Cemetery at Dury, south of Amiens, France.
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