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Jack Merritt Wheaton Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 85th Battalion Company: C Company Regimental Number: 222135 Rank: Private Date of Birth: July 20, 1896 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia     Date of Enlistment: October 5, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches Prior Military Experience: 3 years as a Cadet Trade: Student Marital Status: Single     Religion: Presbyterian Next of Kin: (Father) L H Wheaton, 41 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia Born in Yarmouth, N.S., Jack Wheaton was the son of L. H. Wheaton and Jessie Henry Wheaton, of 26, South Park St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was killed in the assault on Vimy Ridge.   Date of Death: April 9, 1917 (Vimy Ridge ) Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France Plot: 3.B.23   The cemetery was established by the Canadian Corps after the successful storming of Vimy Ridge on 9th April, 1917 and some of those buried in the cemetery fell in that battle or died of wounds received there, though the majority of the graves were made later for the burial of the dead recovered from surrounding battlefields and from isolated graves which were transferred into the cemetery over a period of years after the Armistice. 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 Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada
  Private Jack Merritt Wheaton  
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