Amos Campbell Masters signature

On this day in 1916, Amos Campbell Masters signed up in Deseronto. He was born in the town on March 24th, 1894, the son of Robert Masters and Eva (née Gilchrist).

Masters joined the 155th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 636805. He had a dark complexion, grey eyes and black hair. His service record shows that he arrived in England on October 28th, 1916 and was transferred to the 21st Battalion, which he joined in France on December 8th.

In August 1917 Masters was wounded by a gas shell and admitted to hospital for three months in France. He returned to the 21st Battalion and was wounded by a gas shell again in September 1918.

Amos was demobilized in Kingston on March 22nd, 1919. He was living with his parents in Thomas Street, Deseronto in 1921, working as an electrician. He died of acute myocarditis in Deseronto on January 25th, 1937, aged 42. He was buried in Morven, Ontario.

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