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Name: James Adolphus Hatfield Service Number: 415515 Regiment: 40th Battalion; 60th Battalion Rank: Sergeant Date of Birth: July 24, 1890 (Attestation Paper) Place of Birth: Tusket, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: April 12, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Tusket, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 24 years Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Complexion: Fresh Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Complexion: Fresh Trade: Fireman Martial Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Annie Hatfield (Mother) Tusket, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia Date of Death: January 13, 1969 (Age 78) James Adolphus Hatfield was the son of George Adolphus Hatfield (1852–1896) and Anne Eliza (Churchill) Hatfield(1854–1936) of Tusket, Yarmouth Co., NS. Sergeant James A. Hatfield enlisted at Yarmouth on April 12, 1915. He trained in Canada and went overseas embarking Quebec on the SS Saxonia on October 18, 1915 disembarking in England on October 28, 1915. He disembarked in France on March 15, 1916 for service with the 60th Battalion. He was hospitalized on several occasions suffering shell shock and following recovery returned to the field. On September 17, 1916 he was injured by a gun shot wound to the arm, a bullet striking two inches below the elbow, and he was transferred to England for treatment. He underwent a medical review at Epsom on December 12, 1916 and the Review Board decision was to invalid him to Canada. He returned to Canada and was given a medical discharge on January 19, 1917 at St. John, New Brunswick. On January 20, 1919 he married Josephine Trefry. At death he was a retired CN Train Conductor. Sources: Library and Archives Canada
James Adolphus Hatfield
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