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Name: Carl Denlon Hemeon Regimental Number: 733247 Rank; Private Battalion: 112th Battalion/25th Battalion Date of Birth: May 1, 1897 (May, 1895 from 1911 census record) Place of Birth: Plymouth, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: December 21, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Plymouth, Yarmouth Co., Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches Complexion: fair Eyes: light blue Hair: fair Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery C. F. A. (Yarmouth, NS) Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: George Hemeon (Father), Plymouth, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: April 29, 1917 Age at Death: 19 (age 22 based on 1911 census records) Buried at: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Commemorated on Page 254 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 6 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion Carl Hemeon was the son of George Washington Hemeon (b. Plymouth 1852; d. New Hampshire US 1928) and Alice Mary (Johnson) Hemeon (b. Plymouth 1862; d. San Diego, California 1943) of Plymouth, Yarmouth Co., NS. Private Hemeon served in Canada until July, 1916. He sailed on the SS Olympic from Canada on July 23, 1916 and disembarked in the United Kingdom on July 31, 1916. While at Bramshott Military Camp he was transferred from the 112th Battalion to the 25th Battalion on October 11, 1916. He departed for France to join the 25th Battalion in the field on November 3, 1916 and joined the Battalion in the field on November 5, 1916. Private Hemeon was killed in action, south east of Mount Foret Quarries south west of Acheville, France, on April 29, 1917. He has no known grave and is listed on the Vimy Memorial. The Vimy Memorial honours all Canadians who served their country in battle during the First World War, and particularly to the 60,000 who gave their lives in France. It also bears the names of 11,000 Canadian servicemen who died in France - many of them in the fight for Vimy Ridge - who have no known grave
Carl Denlon Hemeon
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