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Bennie (Meuse) Muise
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Bennie (Meuse) Muise 476904 Gunner No 6 Company, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery October 29, 1895 Springhaven, Yarmouth Co., NS October 21, 1916 Halifax, NS Springhaven, Yarmouth Co., NS 20 5 feet, 11¾ inches ruddy light brown hazel Single Roman Catholic Fisherman William Muise (Father) Springhaven, Yarmouth Co., NS April 1, 1975 (Aged 80) Quinan Roman Catholic Cemetery Bennie Muise was the son of William and Rose Aimee (Dulin) Muise of Springhaven, NS. He served in Canada between until November 1916 and in St. Lucia, British West Indies, with No. 6 Company, Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery between November 1916 and May 13, 1919. Upon his return to Canada he was taken on strength with Military District No 7 at St. John, NB and discharged on May 16, 1919. Canadians served in St. Lucia during WWI. March and April 1915 detachments of the Royal Canadian Artillery and the Canadian Garrison Artillery landed in St. Lucia, a force of nine officers and 105 other ranks. The contingent of officers and men manned the artillery installed to protect the Castries harbour, the Castries coaling station and the Royal Navy Station in the southern Caribbean. This force, at the Armistice in 1918, consisted of fourteen officers and two hundred and four other ranks of the Royal Canadian Artillery, two officers and twenty-eight other ranks of the Royal Canadian Engineers, and one officer and eight other ranks of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Bennie Muise also served in World War II with the 13th Company, Canadian Forestry Corps.
photo: Wartime Heritage (August 4, 2018)
photo: Courtesy of Phyllis Pothier