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Name: William Peter Titus Service Number: 536314 Regiment: Canadian Army Medical Corps/9th and 3rd Field Ambulance Rank: Private Date of Birth: January 23, 1899 (Attestation gives his birth as 1898) Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: September 7, 1916 Place of Enlistment: St John, NB Age at Enlistment: 18 (actual age 17) Address at Enlistment: Chesley St., St John, NB Height: 5 feet, 3 inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown Marital Status: Married Trade: Labourer Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Emma Titus (Wife) Yarmouth, NS Date of Discharge: July 18, 1919 (demobilization) Date of Death: March 21, 1971 (aged 72) Cemetery: Sunnyside Lawn Cemetery, Surrey, BC Listed in error on the Yarmouth War Memorial William was the son of Peter and Elizabeth (Muise) Titus of Yarmouth. He married Emma Doucette on October 11, 1915 at Yarmouth. He was the father of Thomas Richard Titus. Private Titus enlisted at Yarmouth, NS. He went overseas to the United Kingdom arriving there on February 6, 1917. He proceeded to France on May 8, 1917 with the 9th Field Ambulance. In August he was gassed in the field at Ypres and after hospitalization was transferred to the 3rd Field Ambulance in France. Suffering from gas poisoning he was again hospitalized, returning to England in September 1917. He was returned to Canada in July 1919 suffering from defective vision the result of being gassed while serving in France. On demobilization he was living in St. John, NB. His wife moved to St. John, NB as did his parents during the war. Certificate of his death is included in his military record. Sources: Library and Archives Canada
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