1. Amos Cashin, son of William & Suzanne (Meagher) Cashin, Port Felix, Guysborough County, enlisted with the 237th Battalion (American Legion) at Halifax, NS. Amos was later transferred to the 97th Battalion (American Legion), which was disbanded upon landing in England. He was reassigned to No. 23 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps and served with the unit in France. During the latter stages of the war, Amos was called up to the front, serving in the line with the Royal Canadian Regiment. A detailed version of Amos’s war service is available on this blog.
|Amos Cashin (left) and Arthur Levangie|
2. Dennis Cashin, son of William & Suzanne (Meagher) Cashin, Port Felix, Guysborough County and brother to Amos, also enlisted with the 237th Battalion (American Legion) at Halifax, NS. Dennis was also transferred to the 97th Battalion (American Legion), but parted ways with Amos in England, when he was assigned to 12th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops after the 97th’s dissolution. Dennis served as a “sapper” with 12th CRT in France.
3. Harold Kennedy was born at Guysborough, NS—possibly the Salmon River Lake area—on February 26, 1898. Little is known about his family background, other than his mother’s first name—Helen—and his next of kin, William Kennedy, Guysborough P.O. (uncle). Harold enlisted with the 121st Battalion at Vancouver, BC and was transferred to the 102nd Battalion (British Columbia) on December 5, 1916.