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Louis Ross Amiro     Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 112th Battalion/85th Battalion Company: “A” Company (85th Battalion) Regimental Number: 734079   Date of Birth: April 14, 1899 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia   Date of Enlistment: February 18, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 16 Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery, CFA (Yarmouth) Recruit and Cadet Trade: Cotton Mill worker Marital Status: Single   Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Mother) Mrs. Martha Amiro, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia    Louis was teh son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Amiro, of Main Street, Yarmouth, N.S.  He enlisted with 112th Battalion at the age of 16. He went overseas as a bugler and drummer in the 112th Battalion Band.  When the 112th was broken up he trained with the 26th and then with the 17th Reserve Battalions. In May 1918 he was transferred to the 85th Battalion and joined them in France on July 9, 1918.  On July 29 he entered the trenches and was wounded at Cambrai on September 27.  During the advance with his company, “A” Company, he was hit, about 8 am, by machine gun bullets in both legs. His wounds were immediately dressed and he was transported to the nearest field ambulance.  From there he was taken to No. 33 Casualty Clearing Station.  His wounds were too serious and he died two days later at about 1:30 am, September 29, 1918.   Wounded: Cambrai on September 27,  Date of Death: September 29, 1918 Age at Death: 19 Cemetery: Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St. Marc, France; Plot: III. A. 17. Boisleux-St. Marc is a village in the department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres south of Arras.  Boisleux-St. Marc was occupied by Commonwealth troops in March 1917 following the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. The 20th Casualty Clearing Station was established at Boisleux-au-Mont in June and the 43rd in November, but both had left by the end of March 1918. From April to almost the end of August part of Boisleux-St. Marc was once again in German hands. In September, October and November, six Casualty Clearing Stations were posted at Boisleux-au-Mont for shorts periods. Sunken Road Cemetery was called at one time "Boisleux-au-Mont British Cemetery". It was begun by the hospitals in May 1917 and used until July when it began to be shelled. Four burials were made in March 1918 and it was completed the following September and October. The cemetery contains 416 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, two of them unidentified Commemorated on Page 359 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 6 and August 7 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion. Listed on the Cosmos Cotton Co. Ltd. Tablet Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument as “Amirault, Louis” Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (pp 30-31)
   Louis Ross Amiro 
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