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 Clayton Lawrence Ryder Service: United States Navy US Training Ship for Merchant Navy Recruits - SS Calvin Austin Date of Death: September 20, 1918 (Influenza) Age: 27 Place of Death: Corey Hill Hospital, East Boston Cemetery: Lower Argyle, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Clayton Lawrence Ryder was the son of Mr. and Mrs Hedley Ryder, Lower Argyle.  Clayton worked in Massachusetts prior to enlisting with the US Merchant Navy. He was aboard the SS Calvin Austin when he became ill with influenza and was transported to Corey Hill Hospital in East Boston where he died four days later on September 20, 1918.  His body was shipped to Lower Argyle and arrived on the morning of October 1, 1918.  The funeral was held that afternoon.  Clayton had two brothers, Ernest in France, John at home and five sisters.    Sources: American Merchant Marine at War “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (pp 297-298)
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