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John (Jean) Leo Surette
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: Previous Military: Martial Status: Religion: Trade: Next of Kin: Date of Discharge: Date of Death: Cemetery:
John Leo Surette 3185300 Private 1st Deport Battalion NS Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force October 10, 1895 Middle West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS May 24, 1918 Aldershot, NS Middle West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS 27 5 feet, 4¼ inches Dark Grey Black Deck Hand, Naval Patrol Service, Yarmouth Single Roman Catholic Farmer Francoise Surette (Mother) Middle West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS June 13, 1919 May 23, 1952 St. Gabriel Parish Cemetery, Comeau’s Hill, Yarmouth Co., NS Enlisting at Aldershot, NS, John Leo Surette embarked Canada at Vancouver, BC on October 11, 1918 on the SS Empress of Japan, as part of the Siberian Expedition Force. He arrived in Siberia on October 10, 1918. At Vladivostok, he was assigned to Motor Transport. He embarked Siberia on the SS Empress of Japan on May 9, 1919 arriving in Canada on May 21, 1919. On May 28 he was assigned to No 6 District Depot, NS and discharged at Halifax on June 13, 1919.
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photo: Wartime Heritage, (June 2021)