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Cyrille Edward Pothier
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Cyril Edward Pothier 666533 Private 165th Battalion / 22nd Battalion March 3, 1897 Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS April 8, 1916 Wedgeport NS Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS 19 5 feet. 5 inches light brown gray Single Roman Catholic Student Albert Pother (Father) Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS March 22, 1982 (Halifax, NS) Cyrille Pothier enlisted with the 165th Battalion and embarked Canada on the SS Metagama at Halifax on March 25, 1917 and disembarked in England at Liverpool on April 4, 1917. He was taken on strength with the 13th Reserve Battalion at Shoreham on May 1, 1917, transferred to 10th Canadian Reserve Battalion at Shoreham. He was taken on strength with the 22nd Battalion on November 1, 1917. He arrived in France on November 8, 1917 and served with the 22nd Battalion in the field. He was hospitalized on November 27, 1917 through January 5, 1918 and returned to the 22nd Battalion. On June 15, 1918 he was wounded in action with gunshot wounds to the leg, left arm, and back. He was admitted to hospital in France and transferred to England on June 19, 1918. He returned to Canada and was admitted to Camp Hill Hospital at Halifax on December 18, 1918. He was released from Camp Hill on April 19, 1919. He was discharged at Halifax on April 26, 1919, aged 22. Cyrille’s father, Albert Pothier (666694) and his two brothers Charles Adrien Pothier (666612), and Luc Amand Pothier (666610) also served with the 165th Battalion.
22nd Battalion resting in a shell hole on their way to the front line. September, 1917 William Rider-Rider/DND/Library and Archives Canada/PA-2045