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Victor Curtis Morine Service Number: 415909 Rank: Corporal Unit: Canadian Infantry Division: 40th Battalion and the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Date of Birth: June 8, 1896 Place of Birth: Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada Date of Enlistment: May 10, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada Age at Enlistment: 18 and 11 months Height: 5 Feet; 7 inches Religion: Advent Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Next of Kin: Amy Morine (Sister) Bear River, NS Date of Death: October 31, 1917 Age at Death: 21 Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Victor was the son of Mr. Avard T. and Mrs. Ida J. (Peck) Morine and grandson of John Morine of Bear River, Nova Scotia. Both his parents died in 1906. He sailed from Quebec on the SS Saxonia October 18, and arrived at Plymouth, England October 29, 1915. He was killed in action in an attack North West of Passchendaele. His brother, Donald Lawrence Morine, (26th Battalion) was also a casualty of World War and died September 19, 1916, aged only 17. Donald is memorialised on the Vimy Memorial, Pas De Calais, France. John Arthur and Walter Roy also served in the First World War and survived. Victor’s cousin Eldon LeRoy Morine, (85th Battalion) was killed in action on April 9, 1917 at Vimy Ridge in an attack South East of Souchez, aged 26. Eldon is buried in the Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast. Commemorated on Page 297 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 29 Listed on the Bear River Memorial
Victor Curtis Morine