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 Private Robert John Muise   Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 40th Battalion/25th Battalion Regimental Number: 415744  Rank: Private Date of Birth: November 2, 1897 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia   Date of Enlistment: July 29, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Aldershot, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, N.S. Age at Enlistment: 17 years (18 years on attestation paper) Height: 5 Feet 3 Inches Trade or Calling: Textile worker Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Father) Frank Muise, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia     Robert John Muise was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P Muise, of Yarmouth , N.S. He was employed as a textile worker with Cosmos Cotton Co. Ltd.  John enlisted with 40th Battalion in 1915 and was with the 25th Battalion in France when he was killed in action. His brother, Nelson also served with the 25th Battalion and was killed in action July 6, 1917. Date of Death:     August 27, 1918 Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France   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. Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion as Robert John and on his attestation as Robert John. Commemorated on Page 475 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 9 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial as “Muise, John R” 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 250)  
  Private Robert John Muise 
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