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World War I - Casualties Digby County, Nova Scotia
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Louis Lawrence Churchill Lance Corporal 704147 102nd Battalion February 24, 1898 Digby, NS April 19, 1916 Victoria, British Columbia 18 5 feet, 10½ inches fair brown light brown Single Clerk Church of England Edioth M. Churchill (Mother) New York, US August 8, 1918 (Killed In Action) 20 Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France At Enlistment, Louis Churchill was living in Vitoria, BC. His sister, Marion Churchill living in Digby, NS is listed in his Military Will. On Saturday, June 10, 1916, Private Churchill, having enlisted with the 102nd Battalion, boarded the SS Princess Charlotte for Vancouver, the first step of his journey overseas. After a long train trip across Canada, the Battalion departed Canada at Halifax on June 20, 1916 on the Empress of Britain. The Battalion arrived in England on June 28, 1916 and embarked for France on August 11, 1916. Private Churchill was promoted to Lance Corporal in France on April 19, 1917. He was awarded a Good Conduct Badge on April 19, 1918. Lance Corporal Churchill was attached to the Tank Corps for the operation of August 8, 1918 in the vicinity of Beaucourt and went forward in a tank as a machine gunner. It is believed that he was killed when the tank was knocked over and set on fire. His body was not recovered. His name is listed on the Vimy Memorial. Commemorated on Page 384 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 21 Listed on the Nominal Role of the 102nd Battalion Listed on the Digby War Memorial
Louis Lawrence Churchill
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