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 William Lawrence Harding   Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 1st Depot Battalion, Nova Scotia Regimental Number: 3189896 Rank: Private Date of Birth: March 1, 1892 Place of Birth: St. John, New Brunswick   Date of Enlistment: June 19, 1918 Place of Enlistment: Aldershot, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, N.S. Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 Feet, 8 Inches Trade: Bookkeeper Marital Status: Single   Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: (Father) William L. Harding. Yarmouth, N.S.   William Lawrence Harding was the son of William L. Harding, of Yarmouth, N.S.  He enlisted at Aldershot Military Camp, neat Kentville, N.S. and was transferred to Halifax.  He became ill while at the Mewburn Barracks, Citadel Hill and was taken to the Cogswell Military Hospital where he died of influenza at 11 am, Monday, October 21,1918. His body was returned to Yarmouth and he was buried at Mountain Cemetery on Wednesday, October 23, 1918. Date of Death: October 21, 1918 Age at Death: 26 Cemetery: Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada    Commemorated on Page 423 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 10 Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument; Listed as “Harding, V. Lawrence” 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 199-201)  
   William Lawrence Harding
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