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Chester Pannell   Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Engineers Battalion: 2nd Construction Battalion Regimental Number: 931187 Rank: Private Date of Birth: May 24, 1897 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Date of Enlistment: August 22, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Pictou, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 19   Height:  5 Feet 7 1/2 Inches Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Religion: Baptist   Next of Kin: Miss Sadie Pannell, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (Sister)   Chester Pannell went overseas with the 2nd Construction Battalion on the SS Southland bound for Liverpool, England in March 1917. He was taken ill on board ship and upon arrival was transported to Stanley Auxiliary Hospital, Liverpool.  He died on April 10, 1917 of pneumonia at the age of 19. Date of Death: April 10, 1917 Cause of Death: Died of Illness Age at Death: 19 Buried at: Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery, Lancashire, United Kingdom Plot: VI. C.E. 90. A large Canadian hospital, which became No. 5 Canadian General Hospital, opened at Kirkdale in July 1917 and of the 386 First World War burials in Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery, more than 100 are Canadian.   Chester Pannell        Commemorated on Page 305 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 4
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