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Name: Arthur Hatfield Rank: Private Service No: C/12446 Service: Royal Canadian Army Service Corps 2 Base Reinforcement Depot Date of Birth: June 19, 1896 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: September 6, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Ottawa, Ontario Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 43 Height: 5 feet, 4 inches Weight: 115 lbs Complexion: Medium-Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Dull Dark Brown Trade: Machine Adjuster Marital Status: Single Religion: United Church Next of Kin: Mrs Mary Durkee (Sister) Sandford, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: November 9, 1944 Age at Death: 48 Cemetery: Naples War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: IV. A. 15. The 51st name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 330 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 17 Arthur Hatfield was the son of Charles Knowles Hatfield (1846-1914) and Maggie (Leblanc) Hatfield (1862-1936) of Yarmouth, NS. He was the younger brother of Mary (Mrs. Herman Durkee, Sanford) and Lillian Hatfield of Gloucester, Mass. US. Private Hatfield served in Canada from September 7, 1939 to November 3, 1941; in the United Kingdom between November 4, 1941 and June 26, 1943; and in Italy from June 30, 1943 until his death. On November , 1944 was walking toward the Canadian Barracks at Avellino, Italy when he was struck by an American military truck. He was taken by ambulance to 1st Canadian Field Hospital and then dispatched to 65th British General Hospital. He died en route. The driver of the American military vehicle was absolved of all blame for the accident. Sources: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Arthur Hatfield