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Name: John Lewis Williams Rank: Private Regimental Number: 415636 Regiment: Canadian Machine Gun Corps 6th Machine Gun Company Date of Birth: December 21, 1896 Place of Birth: Arcadia, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: April 12, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 4 Inches Complexion: Fresh Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Labourer Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Alex Williams (Father) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: April 18, 1917 Age at Death: 21 Buried at: Vimy Memorial, France Commemorated on Page 350 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 29 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial John Lewis Williams was the son of Elkanah Williams and Annie Williams, of Horton St., Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He enlisted with the 40th Battalion in Yarmouth and was with the 17th Reserve Battalion in England and sent as reinforcement to the 7th Brigade Machine Gun Company and the 6th Brigade Machine Gun Company. He was killed in action April 18, 1917.
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