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Arthur Kelly VanHorne
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Arthur Kelly VanHorne Major 219th Battalion September 12, 1869 Yarmouth, NS March 6, 1916 Halifax, NS Yarmouth NS 46 5 feet, 11 inches 29th Battery, 11th Brigade CFA; Active Militia of Canada since August 14, 1884 Married Baptist Merchant Henrietta Dahlgren Van Horne (Wife) Yarmouth NS March 1, 1924 Buried at Jacksonville, Florida Arthur Kelly VanHorne was the son of Prince Albert VanHorne (1840-1881) and Deborah Amelia Johnson (1845-1935) After the death of his father in 1881, his mother remarried and moved to Plymouth where Arthur grew up. Arthur had four sisters, Anna, Armina, Florence, and Lillian. At the time of his enlistment Arthur was living in Yarmouth. Having enlisted at Halifax on March 6, 1916 with the 219th Battalion, he was stationed at Aldershot, NS where on April 18, 1916 he was promoted to the rank of Major. On September 22, 1916 Major VanHorne made application to be relieved of duty as his wife was very ill and he felt it his duty to stay in Nova Scotia until after January of 1917. The application was approved. Major VanHorne died on March 1, 1924 at Jacksonville, Florida following an illness of pneumonia.
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