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World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article
Porcupine Advance, 3 Jan 1917, 1, p. 1

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INDIAN MEMBER OF THE 228th DEAD: Pte. B. Nackogie Passed Away in Toronto from Pneumonia - Pte. B. Nackogie, the Indian member of the 228th Battalion, died last week from pneumonida at the Base Hospital in Toronto, and was laid to rest in Prospect Cemetery there with ceremony's solemn and picturesque [text missing]. Follwing a brief service at McGill's [text missing] rooms, the flag-draped casket was conveyed[?] to the the grave by a gun carriage supplied by the 70th Battery, [sentence missing] company[?] from the dead soldier's own battalion marched as escort with arms reversed, while the funeral marches en route were played by the band of the 216th Battalion. Capt. the Rev. R.N. Nobles officiated. It was expected that the body would have been taken to the deceased's home at Mosse Factory, James Bay, in which case the funeral would have been by dog train, but owing to the difficulty of transportation is was decided to bury him at Toronto.

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Date of Publication:
3 Jan 1917
Personal Name(s):
Nackogie, B. ; Nobles, R.N.
Corporate Name(s):
Royal Canadian Army ; Canadian Expeditionary Force
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.46686 Longitude: -81.33312
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World War I - 228th Battalion: Northern Fusiliers article