Lest We Forget - David Johnson Kane - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 03.27.1917

David Johnson Kane was from Parkindale, Albert Co., New Brunswick and was born October 2, 1894. He was the son of George Johnston Kane and Naomi Kane, of Parkindale, New Brunswick. He enlisted with the 145th Battalion on August 11, 1916. He served overseas with 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. He was killed in action March 27, 1917 at Neuville St. Vaast, France. His death was recorded as being caused by a direct hit on a dugout. Sixteen other men died along with him. He is buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 

 You can find his complete service records  by clicking here.

He is listed on page 266 of Canada's Book of Remembrance.

You can view his internment records here. 

You can view the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion War Dairy entry for that day here. 

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