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Nathan Lewis Chipman 222661 Lieutenant 219th Battalion 85th Battalion Yarmouth, NS February 6, 1897 October 19, 1915 Halifax, Nova Scotia 18 5 Feet 6 Inches Medium Grey Dark Brown Student Single Methodist Lewis Chipman (Father) Yarmouth N.S. June 16, 1917 (Killed in Action) 20 Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France XXVIII. A. 27. Commemorated on Page 215 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 15 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 219th Battalion Nathan Lewis Chipman was the son of Lewis and Margaret Louise Chipman, of Yarmouth, NS. He enlisted with the 219th Overseas Highland Battalion in Halifax, NS. and served as a Private until February 24, 1915 when he was discharged to qualify as an officer. He was an Officer Instructor before being recommended for a commission as a Lieutenant with the 219th Battalion on September 14, 1916. Lieutenant Chipman embarked Halifax for overseas on October 12, 1916 and disembarked in Liverpool, England on October 19, 1916. Assigned as a Lieutenant to the 85th Battalion at Witley on February 9, 1917, he proceeded on February 10, 1917 to France, disembarking at Boulogne for service with the 85th Battalion. Between April 28, 1917 and May 7, 1917 he attended a Lewis Gun Course, and returned to the front lines. On June 6, 1917 while in the vicinity of Lievin, France, a small town in the Department of the Pas- de-Calais, 3.5 kilometres west of Lens, Lieutenant Chipman, while serving in the front trenches, was killed in action. On June 6, enemy artillery fire was “exceptionally active” Lieutenant Chipman was initially buried in a cemetery at Lievin and reburied in the Cabaret- Rouge British Cemetery, south of the town of Souchez in France.
Nathan Lewis Chipman
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Ruins of Lievin, France (1917)