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World War I - Casualties Digby County, Nova Scotia
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Victor Curtis Morine
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Victor Curtis Morine 415909 Corporal 40th Battalion and the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles June 8, 1896 Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada May 10, 1915 Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada 18 and 11 months 5 Feet; 7 inches light blue dark Single Farmer Advent Amy Morine (Sister) Bear River, NS October 31, 1917 21 Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Commemorated on Page 297 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 29 Listed on the Bear River Memorial Victor was the son of Mr. Avard T. and Mrs. Ida J. (Peck) Morine and grandson of John Morine of Bear River, Nova Scotia. Both his parents died in 1906. He sailed from Quebec on the SS Saxonia October 18, and arrived at Plymouth, England October 29, 1915. He was killed in action in an attack North West of Passchendaele. His brother, Donald Lawrence Morine, (26th Battalion) was also a casualty of World War and died September 19, 1916, aged only 17. Donald is memorialised on the Vimy Memorial, Pas De Calais, France. Two other brothers also served in the First World War and survived: John Arthur and Walter Roy Victor’s cousin Eldon LeRoy Morine, (85th Battalion) was killed in action on April 9, 1917 at Vimy Ridge in an attack South East of Souchez, aged 26. Eldon is buried in the Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast.