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Name: Clarence Bernard Saunders Rank: Private Regimental Number: 67342 Battalion: 25th Battalion Date of Birth: March 28, 1880 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: November 13, 1914 Prior Military Experience: 3rd Special Battalion, Halifax Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 34 Height: 5 Feet 6½ Inches Complexion: Dark Eye Colour Blue Hair Colour Brown Marital Status: Married Trade: Foundry Carpenter Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Charlotte Saunders (Mother) Sydney, Cape Breton, NS Date of Death: August 1, 1916 Cause of Death: Wounded in battle July 30, 1916 Age at Death: 36 Cemetery: Lijjsenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Grave Reference: VII. D. 15.) Commemorated on Page 159 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 11 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 25th Battalion. Clarence was the son of William and Charlotte Saunders and the husband of Ella M. Saunders of Dayton, Yarmouth Co., NS. He enlisted with the 25th Battalion at Halifax on November 13, 1914. Following training in Canadian, he embarked Halifax on the SS Saxonia on May 20, 1915, disembarking in England on May 29, 1915. He embarked for France from Folkestone, Kent on September 15, 1915. On July 30, 1916, he suffered a gun shot wound to the back and died the following day at the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.
Clarence Bernard Saunders
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War diary of the 25th Battalion July 30, 1916 Click image to enlarge