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  Elkanah Ernest Clements     Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 219th Battalion/85th Battalion Regimental Number: 282906 Date of Birth: 1895 Place of Birth: Carleton, Yarmouth Co., N.S.   Next of Kin: Elkanah H Clements Carleton Yarmouth County Nova Scotia   Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Carleton, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Date of Enlistment: March 6, 1916 Age at Enlistment: Next of Kin: Elkanah H Clements Carleton Yarmouth County Nova Scotia Elkanah was the son of Elkanah Havelock Clements and Eunice Clements, of Carleton, N.S.  He served with the 85th Battalion in France and was gassed during an attack on the German lines.  He faought at Passchendaele and he walked through nearly three miles of gas with his gas-mask on.  After this incident he developed a tubercular condition and was at the 22nd General Hospital in France until December 31, 1917.  He was then transferred to the Norfolk War Hospital, England on December 31, 1917   As his condition worsened it was decided to return him to Canada.  In Canada he went to Kentville, N.S. for treatment; however his condition was terminal and he requested he be allowed to return home.  He died at home on July 27th, 1918. Date of Death: July 27, 1918 Age at Death: 23 Buried at: Carleton Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada (Plot: R.I. G.5)     Commemorated on Page 386 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 22 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 219th Battalion. 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 93-96)  
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