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Name: Peter Clements Rank: Private Regimental Number: 3180892 Battalion: 1st Depot Battalion, Nova Scotia Regiment Date of Birth: March 17, 1891 Place of Birth: Pinkney’s Point, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: March 13, 1918 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Pinkney’s Point, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 27 Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Complexion: dark Eyes: brown Hair: black Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Virginia Clements (Mother) Date of Death: March 28, 1918 Age at Death: 27 Cemetery: Pinkney's Point (St. Raphael) Cemetery, NS Plot: R.4. Peter Clements was the only fatality from Pinkney’s Point during World War I. He was conscripted under the provisions of the Military Service Act and enlisted at Halifax on March 13, 1918 at the age of 27. He was hospitalized with pneumonia at the Cogswell Military Hospital, Halifax within a week of his arrival in Halifax with the 1st Depot Battalion. He died on the fifteen day of his military service. His brother took the train to Halifax and returned with his body. He was buried on April 1, 1918. 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 Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument as “Clairmont, Pierre” Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 92)
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Photo: Wartime Heritage (August 2014)
Photo: Wartime Heritage (August 2014)