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Name: Service No Rank Battalion/Service Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Height: Complexion: Eye Colour: Hair Colour: Martial Status: Trade: Religion Next of Kin: Date of Discharge: Date of Death: Cemetery: Additional Information:
Samuel Seymour Cole 43838 Gunner 1st Division Ammunition Column June 20, 1868 (death certificate lists June 6, 1870 Sussex, New Brunswick September 24, 1914 46 Valcartier 5 feet, 7 inches dark grey dark Single Electrician Baptist Ottewell Cole (Brother) Summerville, Mass. US October 31, 1917 January 2, 1924 Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, NS Samuel Cole was the son of Samuel Cole and Lydia (Mitchell) Cole of Sussex, New Brunswick. Prior to his enlistment he was employed by the NB Telephone Company at St. John, NB. Enlisting at Valcartier, he went overseas to England and served in France. In France, he served as a cook with the 1st Division Ammunition Column. In December of 1915 he had a sever cold and continued to cough for some ten months. In September of 1916 suffering from acute bronchitis he was hospitalized in England on September 29, 1916. A medical review determined that he was in poor health, the result of exposure during his service in France, and no longer physically fit for service. On January 11, 1917 he returned to Canada, sailing from Liverpool on the SS Grampian. Samuel was buried in Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth NS, having died on January 2, 1924. His military documents indicate his intended address at discharge of RR#3 Pembroke Shore, Yarmouth Co., NS. At the time of his death he was living in Hectanooga, Digby Co., NS (as indicated on his death certificate).
Samuel Seymour Cole
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