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George Thomas Muise
Name: Service No Rank Battalion/Service Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Height: Complexion: Hair Colour: Eye Colour: Martial Status: Religion: Trade: Next of Kin: Date of Death:
George Thomas Muise 274191 Private 216th Battalion December 16, 1890 Yarmouth, NS March 15, 1917 St John NB 27 5 feet, 1 inch Dark Black Brown Single Roman Catholic Labourer Joseph Richard Muise (Father) Water St., Yarmouth NS March 8, 1941 George Thomas Musie was the son of Joseph Richard and Mary Muise of Yarmouth, NS. George first enlisted with the 165th Battalion at Yarmouth on September 14, 1916. (Service No. 666843). He listed his date of birth as December 16, 1886); however, he was discharged after six months as medically unfit. He enlisted a second time with the 216th Battalion in St. John, NB on March 15, 1917. He arrived in England on May 14, 1917 on the SS Justicia and was taken on strength with the 3rd Reserve Battalion at West Sandling, Kent. While at Sandling, George became ill after three weeks of training and it was discovered that he suffered from valvular heart disease. Valvular heart disease occurs when the valves of the heart become diseased or damaged, affecting the blood flow through the body. He experienced shortness of breath, swelling of feet, weakness and fluttering of the heart. He was returned to Canada and hospitalized between August 26, 1917 and December 31, 1917. He was given a medical discharge from service on December 31, 1917 at Halifax, NS