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Name: John Ernest Hattie Rank: Private Service No: F/66733 Regiment: Carleton and York Regiment, R.C.I.C Date of Birth: January 3, 1914 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: February 25, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 29 Height: 5 feet, 10 inches Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Light Brown Trade: labourer Martial Status: Married Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Josephine Hattie (Wife) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: September 21, 1944 Age at Death: 30 Cemetery: Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy Grave Reference: IX, C, 2. Commemorated on Page 330 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 17 John Ernest was the son of Charles William and Ethel Maude Hattie, of Yarmouth, NS and husband of Josephine Hattie, of Yarmouth. He left school at the age of sixteen and worked as a farm hand for ten years; a mill hand in the textile mill in Yarmouth for seventeen months; and on defence construction for one and a half years. He completed basic training at No 60 CABTC Yarmouth and advanced training at Aldershot, NS. He went overseas to the United Kingdom in July 1943 and to Italy in November 1943. In Italy on September 21, 1944 during fighting near Rimini, a town on the Adriatic coast of Italy, Private Hattie was killed in action.
John Ernest Hattie