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 Nelson Muise Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 219th Battalion/25th Battalion Regimental Number: 734084 Rank: Private Date of Birth: October 12, 1892 Place of Birth: Surettes Island, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia   Date of Enlistment: February 4, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: February 4, 1916 Age at Enlistment: 23 Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery CFA Yarmouth, N.S. Trade: Mill Hand, Comas Cotton Company Ltd. Yarmouth, N.S. Marital Status: Single   Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs Monique Muise (Mother), Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Nelson was the son of John C. and Monique Muise, of Commercial St., Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  He enlisted with the 219th at Yarmouth and transferred to the 25th Battalion in England.  He was severely wounded in the thigh and abdomen in battle and transferred to hospital where he died following surgery at 4:30 pm on July 6, 1917.   Date of Death: July 6, 1917 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, France (Plot: II. E. 3)   The communal cemetery at Noeux-les-Mines was used by the Commonwealth forces (in succession to the French) from June 1915 to August 1917. The earlier burials were carried out by units and field ambulances but in April 1917, the 7th Casualty Clearing Station began to use the cemetery. It contains 980 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. The extension to the cemetery was begun in August 1917 and used until December 1918, chiefly by the 6th and 7th Casualty Clearing Stations. It contains 304 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 12 German war graves.     Commemorated on Page 298 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 30 and July 1 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th 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 (p 251)  
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