Chalmers, Samuel Alexander: Service no. 189828

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Source: Duty Nobly Done Roll of Honour

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This 21-year-old cutter decided to enlist with the 91st Battalion at St. Thomas, Ontario on January 10, 1916. He was transferred to the 186th Battalion and left Halifax on March 25, 1917, arriving at Liverpool on August 7, 1917.

That very day he was transferred to the 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion to be used as replacements for the battalions already serving on the Continent. He was giveng the acting rank of Corporal and reverted to Private in preparation for a transfer to a line unit.

That day came on September 26, 1917, and he arrived at the 2nd Canadian Base Depot the very next day. He was only in Etaples for less than a week when he was transferred to the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp on October 2, 1917. Two-months later he arrived at the 18th Battalion and served with them without interuption until he was ‘“Killed in Action” Was killed by an enemy shell, during operations in front of Vis-en-Artois, on the afternoon of August 28, 1918.’

"Killed in Action" Was killed by an enemy shell, during operations in front of Vis-en-Artois, on the afternoon of August 28, 1918.
“Killed in Action” Was killed by an enemy shell, during operations in front of Vis-en-Artois, on the afternoon of August 28, 1918.
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