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Alfred John Amero Service Number: F/39934 Rank: Sergeant Force: Army Unit:   West Nova Scotia Regiment Date of Birth: April 24, 1914   Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: November 30, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Bridgewater, NS Address at Enlistment: Digby, NS Age at Enlistment: 25 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Complexion: Medium Eyes:  Hazel Gray Hair:  Black Weight: 130 lbs Trade: Baker Martial Status: Single (at enlistment) Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Sadie Amero (Mother) Digby, NS (at enlistment) Mrs. Bridget Amero (Wife) Leatherhead, Surrey, England (July 22, 1941) Joseph Alfred Amero was the son of Dennis and Sadie Amero, Digby, Nova Scotia, and brother of John Dennis,  Joseph Isaac, Joseph William, Elizabeth (living in St. John), Marie, and Margaret. Alfred was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and attended school there completing grade eight.  He did general labour work for the years prior to his enlistment, at that time living in Digby. He completed basic training in Bridgewater and advanced training at Aldershot, NS before proceeding overseas with the West Nova Scotia Regiment, arriving in England January 1, 1940. Training continued in England and during this time he was granted permission and married Bridget in January, 1941. He embarked for Sicily and Italy on August 15, 1943, disembarking August 27, 1943. He was awarded the Military Medal on March 6, 1944 and promoted to the rank of Corporal on March 21, 1944 and Sergeant in October 1944.  He was killed in action with serving in Italy, December 2, 1944. Date of Death: December 2, 1944 Age at Death: 30 Award: Military Medal (Awarded March 6, 1944)   Cemetery: Ravenna War Cemetery Grave Reference: V. E. 16   Commemorated on Page 236 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 19 (Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial)   Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission  Veterans Affairs Canada Library and Archives Canada
Alfred John Amero