Harvey Cenotaph Index Page
In memory of
April 30, 1890 - February 11, 1919
Service Number: 444895
Unit: Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Division: 55th Battallion, later 43rd Battallion.
Commemorated on Page 538 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
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Military Attestation papers:
When a recruit signed up for the Canadian Expeditionary Force in WW I he filled in an attestation paper that indicated his willingness to serve in the military and provided such information as date of birth, next of kin, height, weight, complexion, occupation, etc. As such these papers are of genealogical importance. The links below are to a scanned copy of the attestion papers of Private Arthur McGee completed on 31 May, 1915, in Sussex, New Brunswick when he was inducted into the 55th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Date of Enlistment:
May 31, 1915, Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada
Private Arthur McGee was the son of Alexander McGee of Fredericton and Adelaide Rebecca Duplisea (living in Harvey at the time of her sons death), New Brunswick. Pte McGee stated on enlistment that he was single and worked as a laborer and was 25 years of age. He died of pneumonia on February 11, 1919 at Camp Bramshott, England, while waiting to be shipped home at the conclusion of WWI.
Bramshott (St. Mary) Churchyard, North East Hampshire, England.
For more information on CEF burials at Bramshott see:
III. D. 21.
"From undated 1919 newspaper clipping:
Died in England
Mrs. A. McGee, of Harvey Station, whose son, Pte. Arthur P. McGee, aged 29 years, died in England in February from phenomia, has received letters of sympathy from Chaplain Geo. C. Taylor, of the 43rd Battalion, who was with him at the time of his death, and Lieut. F. Appleyard, who spoke in the highest terms of the dead soldier. Pte. McGee was buried in the churchyard at Bramshott, and a tombstone has been erected by his comrades. He has 29 years of age and enlisted with the 55th Battalion, being transferred to the 43rd Battalion before going to France. Besides his widowed mother, three brothers, and five sisters survive - Hartley, who has just returned from overseas; Robert and William, of Harvey; Mrs. Geo Griffin, Montreal; Mrs. Fred Ketch, of this city; Miss Ages, of St. Barnabas Hospital, Woodford, Me., and Misses Edna and Fiola, at home.
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