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George Alexander Deveau
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George Alexander Deveau  733216 Private 165th Battalion March 14, 1872 (actual 1865) Yarmouth, NS January 18, 1916 Meteghan, NS Meteghan, NS  43 (actual 50) 5 feet, 4½ inches brown brown gray Married Roman Catholic Fireman Mrs. Marguerite Deveau (Wife) Hectanooga, Digby Co., NS March 26, 1956 (Hectanooga; aged 91) As a young boy George lived in Clyde River, NS and sometime between the age of seven and ten he ran away from home and was a stowaway on an Argentinian ship.  He became a cabin boy on that ship and was in and out of local ports in the following years.  He married Marguerite and was the father of young Eddie, when he left in June of 1887.   Seventeen years later he returned after twenty-four years at sea.  During that time George  served for two years and three months in the Argentine Navy.  George Deveau enlisted at Meteghan, NS with the 112th Battalion and transferred to the 165th Battalion on May 9, 1916.  He was given a medical at Meteghan on February 1, 1916 and was considered to be “fit” for military service; however, on February 16, 1917 he was given a medical discharge at St. John, NB.  He suffered from bronchial asthma and rheumatism and asthma attacks caused disruption to his training.    His son Eddie George Deveau also served during WWI.