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John Lewis Williams Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Machine Gun Corps Battalion: 6th Machine Gun Company Regimental Number: 415636 Date of Birth: December 21, 1896 Place of Birth: Arcadia, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Date of Enlistment: April 12, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 18 years Height: 5 Feet 4 Inches Son of Elkanah Williams and Annie Williams, of Horton St., Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He enlisted with the 40th Battalion in Yarmouth and was with the 17th Reserve Battalion in England where he was sent as a reinforcement to the 7th Brigade Machine Gun Company and the 6th Brigade Machine Gun Company. He was killed in action April 18, 1917. Date of Death: April 18, 1917 Age at Death: 20 Buried at: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Commemorated on Page 350 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 29
Private John Lewis Williams
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