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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Guysborough County CEF Enlistments - April 6, 1916

Three Guysborough County natives attested for overseas services with CEF units on April 5, 1916:

Dort, Thomas Leo:

Born August 6, 1892 at Canso, son of James A. & Bridget Dort.

Enlistment: 193rd Battalion at Canso, NS. Transferred to 42nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada) on December 6, 1916. Hospitalized in France (illness) on March 21, 1917 and invalided to England. Returned to 42nd in the field on July 9, 1917. Returned to Canadian Corps Reinforcement Centre on November 24, 1917. Transferred to 2nd Tramways Company, Canadian Engineers on March 4, 1918. Hospitalized in France (illness) on September 21, 1918. Discharged at Halifax on March 24, 1919.

Post-war: Returned to Canso and married Margaret Baker on January 18, 1920. Died at Canso on April 2, 1926. “Circumstances of Casualty” card lists cause of death as “kidney, lung & heart trouble. Death related to service.” Laid to rest in Star of the Sea Church Cemetery, Canso, NS.

McLeod, Harry:

Born August 29, 1887 at Halifax, raised in the home of his uncle and aunt, James & Alina (Sangster) O’Hara, New Harbour.

Enlistment: 193rd Battalion at Stellarton, NS. Transferred to 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) on December 29, 1916. Transferred to 25th Battalion (Nova Scotia) on May 27, 1917. Wounded (shrapnel, right hand) on April 22, 1918. Returned to 25th in the field on June 6, 1918. Killed in action at Amiens, France on August 9, 1918.

Quinn, Edward Lloyd:

Born August 4, 1885 at Sonora, son of Edward & Martha E. (Mills) Quinn.

Enlistment: 219th Battalion at Halifax, NS. Transferred to 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) on December 28, 1916. Wounded (leg) while in support lines near Bouvigny, France on March 8, 1917. No further service information available.

Post-war: Married Laura Mailman at Port Hilford on April 28, 1920 and raised a family of three children. Worked as Inspector of Fisheries in the Guysborough area. Passed away suddenly (heart attack) at Port Hawkesbury, NS on August 9, 1937. Laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, Sherbrooke.

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