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William Alfred McClair

In memory of:

Private William Alfred McClair

December 13, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

469153

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Division:

64th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

July 10, 1889
Windsor, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

August 11, 1915
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Howard Joseph and Agnes McClair, of Brookside Farm, Imperoyal, Nova Scotia. Husband of Lillian B. McClair of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 25 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

FORT MASSEY CEMETERY (HALIFAX)
Nova Scotia, Canada

Grave Reference:

S. E. G. 6.

Location:

Fort Massey Cemetery is located at the junction of Queen and South Streets in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is bounded to the west by Holy Cross Cemetery. The Fort Massey Cemetery was established c. 1778, in conjunction with Fort Massey, to serve as a burial place for the garrison of the Fort. Today it contains the remains of those who served in Canada's military as well as the remains soldiers dating back to the British occupation of Halifax. In some cases relatives of military personnel and certain civilians, who had involvement with the military, were also interred there. Fort Massey Cemetery is significant for it's long history of providing a resting place for military dead.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Pte William A McClair CDN Infantry, CEF, 64th Bn dies Dec 13 1915 of pulmonary tuberculosis http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=afscbii5h2hofser46g2ae7051&sqn=140&q2=36&q3=2897&tt=1192

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