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Name Service Number Rank Service Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of Enlistment Address at Enlistment Place of Enlistment Age at Enlistment Trade Religion Next of Kin Discharged Date of Death
Douglas Munroe Reid 469213 Private 64th Battalion/25th Battalion September 29, 1897 (on attestation form) September 29, 1899 (actual date of birth) Yarmouth NS August 23, 1915 Yarmouth NS Sussex NB 15 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Weight: 145 lbs. Teamster Baptist Catherine E. Reid (Mother) Argyle St., Yarmouth NS December 21, 1918 (Halifax) March 25, 1971 (Yarmouth, NS) Douglas Reid was the son of William Reid and Catherine (Evans) Reid of Yarmouth, NS. He enlisted with the 64th Battalion at Sussex, NB and sailed for England on March 31, 1916 from Halifax on the SS Adriatic arriving in Liverpool, England on March 9, 1916. At Shorncliffe in England, he was transferred from the 65th to the 25th Battalion and on June 28, 1916 he crossed to France and joined his unit in the field on July 13, 1916. He was reported missing on September 9, 1916; however, he rejoined his unit in the field on September 23, 1916. On January 19, 1917 he was wounded, suffering a gun shot wound to the upper right arm and was discharged to a convalescent company. The wound was superficial and he returned to his unit on March 25, 1917. He was awarded a good conduct badge on August 28, 1917 and was granted a ten day leave on September 18, 1917. He then rejoined his unit; however he became ill and was hospitalized. He returned to his unit on February 28, 1918. On April 18, 1918 the military was advised his actual date of birth was September 29, 1900 and on May 3, 1918 he was transferred from France to the Nova Scotia Regiment Depot at Bramshott, England. (His official Birth Registry of NS gives his date of birth as 1899). He was then transferred to the Young Soldier Battalion on May 23. On November 23, 1918 Douglas was discharged to Canada sailing from Liverpool, England to Halifax, Canada on the SS Aquitania. He returned to Yarmouth and on July 21, 1928 he married Hazel Vivian Winter of Lake George, Yarmouth Co., NS. Douglas died at Yarmouth on March 25, 1971.
Private Douglas Munroe Reid