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Name: Hugh Thorburn Spinney Rank: Rifleman Service No: F/30557 Service: Halifax Rifles, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: July 24, 1915 Place of Birth: Liverpool, NS Date of Enlistment: January 8, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Dartmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Argyle Sound, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 25 Height: 5 feet, 11 inches Previous Military: 3rd Division Sigs. (18 months 1930-1931) Trade: Fisherman/Truck Driver Marital Status: Married Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Annette Spinney (Wife) Argyle Sound, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: September 4, 1941 Age: 26 Cemetery: Argyle (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery (Nova Scotia, Canada) The 105th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 45 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 3 Hugh Spinney was the son of Margaret Spinney, of Argyle Sound and husband of Annette Spinney, of Argyle Sound. He was the father of two children, Edna and Audrey. He died at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia the result of an automotive accident while travelling between Mulgrave and Halifax. ources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Hugh Thorburn Spinney
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