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Name: John Pervin O’Neil Rank: Private Regiment/Service: West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. Service No: F/7137 Date of Birth: June 1, 1921 Place of Birth: Digby, NS Date of Enlistment: October 10, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: Deerfield, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, 11 ½ inches Complexion: Medium Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Married Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Helen Myrtte O’Neil [Wife] Dartmouth, NS Date of Death: December 10, 1944 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Ravenna War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: V. F. 10. The 90th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Listed as O'Neil, J. Pervin Commemorated on page 408 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 31 John O’Neil was the husband of Helen M. O’Neil and father of Jacqueline Fay O’Neil. He was the foster child of Alvin A. Crosby and Mary [Porter] Crosby of Deerfield, Yarmouth Co., NS. He disembarked in the United Kingdom on December 26, 1940 where he served until the Italian Campaign. He was killed in action on December 10, 1944 while serving in Italy.
John Pervin O’Neil