Clarence Melvin Sholds 734528Private112th Battalion; Royal Canadian Regiment August 14, 1889Doctor's Cove, Shelburne Co., NSApril 11, 1916Yarmouth NSDoctor's Cove, Shelburne Co., NS26 5 feet, 8 inches lightlightblue29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth, NSSingleSteward; SailorBaptistEdward Sholds (Father) Doctor's Cove, Shelburne Co., NS (at enlistment)November 11, 1918 (5:30 am) 28 Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, FranceI. C. 22. Commemorated on Page 500 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 23Clarence Melvin Sholds was the son of James Edward Sholds (1849-1918) and Melinda (Garron) Sholds 1846-1920) of Atwoods Brook, Shelburne Co.,NS. He enlisted with the 112th Battalion at Yarmouth and completed training in Canada until July 1916. Sailing on the SS Olympic from Halifax on July 23, 1916, he arrived in Liverpool, England on July 31, 1916. While at Bramshott Camp he was admitted to hospital on November 1, 1916 with high fever, pain in his chest, and bronchitis and was discharged on November 23, 1916.On February 2, 1917 he was taken on strength with the 26th Reserve Battalion from the 112th Battalion. On April 14, 1917 he was transferred for service in France with the Royal Canadian Regiment and joined the unit in the field. He was granted fourteen days leave between December 21, 1917 and January 1, 1918.In the evening of November 10, 1918 Private Sholds was wounded at Mons from a gun shot wound to the abdomen and just after midnight was admitted to No. 4 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station where he died from his wounds at 5:30 am on November 11, 1918.
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