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Yoward, John William, Toronto, Ontario, formerly Stokesley, Yorkshire, England. Occupation: Blacksmith Helper. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 172341, 83rd Bn. Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “Yoward, J. W. 172341.” Diary Two, Green Cover.
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1723, Private John William Yoward, born in England, served previously in imperial forces, enlisted at Toronto, 30 August 1915, next of kin: Mrs. Hannah Blenkhorn, of Stokeley, Yorkshire, England. Nominal Roll of the 83rd Battalion, Bob Richardson Collection, p.22. The 83rd Battalion embarked from Halifax, Nova Scotia, aboard the S.S. Olympic on 28 April 1916.