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Private Jesse Sinclair   Regimental Number: 3105065   Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 58th Battalion (Central Ontario Regiment) Regimental Number: 3105065 Date of Birth: March 15, 1884 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, N.S. Date of Enlistment: October 1, 1917 Place of Enlistment: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Address at Enlistment: 63 Amity St., Hartford, Conn. U.S. Age at Enlistment: 33 years, 7 months Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Trade: Tire Maker Marital Status: Married   Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: (Wife) Frances Sinclair; 63 Amity St., Hartford, Conn. U.S. Jesse Shaw Sinclair was the son of John Sinclair, Port Maitland.  He had three brothers, Ernest,Harry and Edward, and one sister. He was married with one daughter.  He was killed in France on September 30, 1918.  The military records read “bomb while on parade”.  It is likely that the German Air Service dropped a bomb while the 58th Battalion was on parade.  Five days earlier a bomb was dropped on the 85th Battalion at the railway depot in Arras. Date of Death: September 30, 1918 Buried at: Canada Cemetery (Tilloy-Les-Cambrai), France Plot: I. C. 11. The village of Tilloy was captured by the Canadian Corps at the beginning of October 1918 in the face of strong opposition, and the cemetery was made by their burial officer on 13 October.  Canada Cemetery contains 265 First World war burials, 25 of them unidentified. Most of the burials are Canadian.     Commemorated on Page 501 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 23 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 310)
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