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Monday, 11 April 2016

Guysborough County CEF Enlistments - April 11, 1916

Four Guysborough County natives and one prominent resident attested for overseas services with CEF units on April 11, 1916.

Ellis, James Fraser:

Born June 11, 1872 at Upper Stewiacke, Colchester County, son of William & Margaret (Fraser) Ellis.

Enlistment: No. 9 Stationary Hospital (StFX Unit) at Antigonish, NS. Married to Ethel (Anderson) Ellis at time of enlistment, James operated a family medical practice at Sherbrooke. Served overseas with No. 7 Stationary Hospital (Dalhousie Unit), Arques, France; A. D. M. S. Office, London; CAMC Depot, Shorncliffe, England; Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Uxbridge, England; and King’s Red Cross Hospital, Bushey Park, England. Discharged from military service on July 25, 1919.

Post-war: Three children (two daughters and one son). Represented Guysborough County in the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly (1904 - 20) and was Speaker of the House prior to enlistment (1912-16). District Medical Advisor, Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax (1919 - 23). Appointed Board of Pensions Commissioner, Ottawa (1923), a position he held until his death. Passed away at Ottawa, ON on April 3, 1937 and laid to rest in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.

Fogarty, Patrick Augustus:

Born January 13, 1886 at Fox Island, son of Matthew & Abigail “Abbie” (Richard) Fogarty.

Enlistment: 193rd Battalion at Canso, NS. Transferred to 42nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada) on December 6, 1916. Wounded (shrapnel - right eye, left arm and hip) on September 12, 1918 at Arras, France and invalided to England. Discharged at Halifax on January 28, 1920.

Post-war: Married Della Richard. Passed away at Charlos Cove on October 7, 1947 and laid to rest in the local cemetery.

Jordan, John Abner:

Born April 9, 1884 at Sherbrooke, son of Thomas & Mary Catherine (Fraser) Jordan.

Enlistment: 193rd Battalion at Sherbrooke, NS.  Declared “medically unfit” on May 4, 1916.

Post-war: Married to Blanche MacDonald at time of enlistment. No further information available.

Jordan, Robert Elisha:

Born January 28, 1888 at Indian Harbour, son of Allan Hiram & Mary Alice (Atkins) Jordan.

Enlistment: 193rd Battalion at Guysborough, NS. No additional service information available.

Post-war: Married to Hannah E. Jordan; one son, Fraser, at time of enlistment. Raised a family of seven children. Passed away (tuberculosis) on July 3, 1930 at St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish. Laid to rest at Indian Harbour.

O’Brien, James Edward:

Born March 27, 1896 at Canso, son of John J. & Elizabeth (Landry) O’Brien.

Enlistment: 193rd Battalion at Canso, NS. Transferred to 47th Battalion. Killed in action at Amiens, France on August 11, 1918.

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