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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Guysborough County CEF Enlistments - April 13, 1916

Two Guysborough County natives attested for service with CEF units on April 13, 1916: 

Sangster, Willoughby Arthur:

Born May 24, 1894 at New Harbour, son of George Whitfield & Irma (Luddington) Sangster.

Enlistment: 193rd Battalion at New Glasgow, NS. Transferred to 246th Battalion (NS) prior to 193rd departure to England. No further service information available.

Post-war: Married Ida Nickerson and raised a family of five children. Lived and worked in Dartmouth, NS. Passed away at Cole Harbour, Halifax County on September 4, 1971 and laid to rest in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Dartmouth, NS.

Stewart, Donald Reid:

Born June 27, 1887 at Sherbrooke, son of John Henry & Harriet Jane (Jordain) Stewart.

Enlistment: 159th Battalion at Haileybury, ON. Married to Adele Jane “Jennie” McDonald, East Roman Valley, with two young sons at time of enlistment. Transferred to Canadian Engineers Training Depot after arriving in England. Assigned to No. 3 Tunnelling Company on August 19, 1917 and served with the unit at the front for the remainder of the war. Awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field on August 6, 1918 (circumstances unknown).

Post-war: Returned to Central Canada with his family, worked as an engineer. Third child—a daughter—born in 1919. Passed away at Haileybury, ON on April 2, 1965.

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