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Richmond Seymour Shreve
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Richmond Seymour Shreve Richmond Seymour Shreve was born 3 December 1889 at Digby, Nova Scotia, the son of Thomas Caleb and Mary Ann (Dakin) Shreve. He enlisted as an Officer at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 30 April 1917, at the age of 27, and joined the Nova Scotia Forestry Depot. He was emplyed as a railway agent. Next-of-kin: Mary A. Shreve, of Digby, Nova Scotia (Mother) After the war, he became a clerk in the Department of Fisheries, where he served for 21 years. He died at the age of 50 on 26 July 1940 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, after suffering a case of influenza which brought on pneumonia. Richmond Seymour Shreve's wife's name was Edith, and she survived him. His brother, Charles Dayrell Shreve, also was an officer in the C.E.F. and was killed in France during the Battle of Cambrai on 7 October 1918, while serving in the 9th Brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery. Lieutenant Shreve was awarded the Military Cross. He is buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery, in the village of Bourlon, near Cambrai, France