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Sidney Archibald Garland  Rank: Private   Service Number: F/445934 Unit: Royal Canadian Infantry Corps     Date of Birth: November 17, 1916 Place of Birth: Upper Kennetcook, Hants Co., NS Date of Enlistment: December 3, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Upper Kennetcook, Hants Co., NS  Age at Enlistment: 27 Height:  5 feet, 10 inches Weight: 152 lbs. Eyes: Blue   Hair: Dark Brown Trade: Farmer Martial Status: Single Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Mrs. Ruby Garland [Mother] Upper Kennetcook, Hants Co., NS    Private Garland was the only son of William and Ruby Garland, of Upper Kennetcook. He completed 30 days of training at No. 60 CIBTC Course 3 at Yarmouth between January 10, 1941 and February 8, 1941 under the National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940. In December, 1943 he enlisted at Halifax and was sent to No. 60 CIBTC Yarmouth for training.  On the night of March 15, 1944 he left the barracks and failed to return.  His body was recovered from the Yarmouth Harbour on May 26, 1944. An enquiry concluded that cause of death was accidental drowning. Date of Death: March 15, 1944   Age At Death: 27   Cemetery: Upper Kennetcook (St. Peter’s) Anglican Cemetery   Commemorated on Page 312  of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 2   Sources and Information:   Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada    
Sidney Archibald Garland