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Gladwyn John MacDonnell   Battalion: 2nd Machine Gun Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps 112th Battalion Regimental Number: 733858 Rank: Corporal Date of Birth: May 14, 1899 Place of Birth: Lower Woods Harbour, Shelburne Co., NS     Date of Enlistment: February 15, 1916  Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 16 Height: 5 feet 8 inches Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single   Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Frank E MacDonnell (Father), Lower Woods Harbour, Shelburne Co., NS Citation: Military Medal Honours and Awards: Military Medal   Son of Francis 'Frank' Eldridge MacDonnell and Edith Elizabeth 'Ada' (née Brannen) of Lower Wood Harbor, Shelburne Co., Nova Scotia. Gladwyn was the youngest of their four sons serving overseas in the First World War.    Date of Death: August 13, 1918 Age at Death: 19 Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France     Commemorated on Page 457 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 29th. Commemorated on a Memorial Headstone in Greenwood Cemetery , Woods Harbour. Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
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