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Jack Merritt Wheaton 222135 Private “C” Company 85th Battalion   July 20, 1896 Yarmouth, NS     October 5, 1915 Halifax, Nova Scotia 19 5 Feet 9 Inches medium brown brown  3 years as a Cadet Single Presbyterian Student Marital Status:        Lewis Howard Wheaton (Father)  41 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia April 9, 1917 (Vimy Ridge ) 20 Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France Plot: 3.B.23 Commemorated on Page 348 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 28 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 85th Battalion. Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument Jack Wheaton was born in Yarmouth, NS, the son of Lewis Howard Wheaton and Jessie Henry Wheaton. At the time of his enlistment the family was living in Halifax.    Jack Wheaton enlisted with the 85th Battalion on October 5, 1915 in Halifax, NS and trained in Canada until October of 1916.  He embarked at Halifax on October 12, 1916 sailing on the SS Olympic, and disembarked at Liverpool, England on October 18, 1916. He proceeded to France from Witley Camp on February 10, 1917.  He was killed in the assault on Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917 and was buried in Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France.          
  Jack Merritt Wheaton  
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