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James Ashton Van Amburg Rank: Private Regiment/Service: West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.CI.C. Service No.: F/96248 Date of Birth: July 4, 1923 Place of Birth: Argyle, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment; February 3, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 17 Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Trade: Farmer Religion: Baptist Marital Status: Single Next of Kin: James Van Amburg (Father) Argyle, Yarmouth Co., NS Private Van Amburg was the on of James and Cynthia May Van Amburg, of Tusket, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He was taken on strength with the West Nova Scotia Regiment on December 4, 1942. He departed Canada on December 28, 1942 and arrived in England on January 7, 1943. He was killed in action while serving in Italy. Date of Death: December 12, 1943 Age at Death: 18 Cemetery: Moro River Canadian War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: I. D. 10. The 114th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 222 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 11 Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Library and Archives Canada findagrave.com
James Ashton Van Amburg
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