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Jesse Shaw Sinclair 3105065 Private 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment 58th Battalion March 15, 1884 Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., NS October 1, 1917 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 63 Amity St., Hartford, Conn. US 33 5 feet, 7 inches medium brown blue Married Tire Maker Baptist (Wife) Frances E Sinclair (Wife) Hartford, Conn. US September 30, 1918 34 Canada Cemetery (Tilloy-Les-Cambrai), France I. C. 11. Commemorated on Page 501 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 23 Jesse Shaw Sinclair was the son of John Sinclair (1831-1911) and Druscilla (Stanwood) Sinclair of Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., NS He had three brothers, Ernest Howard Sinclair (1876- 1955), Harry Stanwood Sinclair (1871-1946), and Edward Sinclair (1874-1923), and one sister Mary E. Sinclair (1869-1931). Jesse was married in Rhode Island, US on May 25, 1912 to Frances E. (Davis) Sinclair (1886-1924) and was the father of two daughters; Geraldine F. Sinclair (1912- 1913), and Evelyn S. Sinclair (b. 1914). He embarked Canada on the SS Scandinavian at Halifax on February 3, 1918 and disembarked at Liverpool, England on February 16, 1916. He was taken on strength from the 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment to the 8th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling, He proceeded overseas to France for service with the 58th Battalion on August 18, 1918. He landed in France on August 20 1918, and left for the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp in France where troops were held before being sent to reinforce existing units on August 23 arriving there on August 26. He joined the 58th Battalion in the field on September 3, 1918. He was killed on September 30, 1918, the result of an enemy bomb dropped on troops while the 58th Battalion was on parade.
Jesse Sinclair
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Sources: Library and Archives Canada Canadian Virtual War Memorial “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 310)