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Albert Pothier
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Albert Pothier 666694 / 2329907 Sergeant 165th Battalion / Forestry Battalion July 31, 1871 (July 31, 1862) Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS June 5, 1916 (first enlistment) Wedgeport NS Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS 45 (actual 53) 5 feet, 7 inches light light blue Widower Roman Catholic Yeoman Lily Pothier (Daughter) Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS August 2, 1919 December 31, 1931 (aged 69) Saint-Gabriel Parish Cemetery Comeau’s Hill Cemetery Albert Pothier was the son of Amand Agapit Pothier and Elizabeth [Boudreau] Pothier. Albert represented Yarmouth County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1894 to 1897 as a Liberal- Conservative member. Albert had six children with his first wife, Celenie [Comeau] Pothier (1863 -1913); Luc Amand Bruno Pothier, Charles Adrien Pothier, Lillian Augustine Pothier, Cyrille Edward Pothier, Anne Nettie Pothier, and Ralph Bernard Pothier. Albert married Anne Jeanne Marie “Mary” Gardner (1865-1963), daughter of Gervais Antoine Deviller and Marie Élisabeth Jacquard, on November 17, 1919 after the death of his first wife. Mary was the widow of Reuben Gardner from Yarmouth, NS. He first enlisted with the 165th Battalion (666694); He re-enlisted with the Canadian Forestry Corps on June 11, 1917 at Aldershot, NS. (2329907). On his second enlistment he gave his birth year as 1869 and his trade as an accountant. He arrived in England on July 5, 1917 on the SS Justicia and served with 108 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps in England serving on the Mansfield estate, January-November 1917, and at Taymount, Logic Almond and Methven, Perthshire, Scotland. He was discharged on demobilization at Halifax, on August 2, 1919. He was 57 years of age when he completed his military service. Albert’s three sons Luc Amand Pothier (666610), Charles Adrien Pothier (666612), and Cyrille Edward Pothier (666533) also served with the 165th Battalion.