|Amos Roy Pyne pictured here in a private's uniform of the 69th Annapolis Infantry Battalion - a Canadian Militia battalion organized in
the vicinity of Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Amos Pyne was born in Clementsvale, Annapolis, Nova Scotia on 9 July, 1882 the son of Samuel Edwards Pyne and Abbie Christina
Canadian militia records are not easy to come by and I have found no information as to exactly when Pyne served with the 69th. The
battalion's numeral is clearly to be seen on his glengarry that is tucked beneath his shoulder strap. Based upon his date of birth and the
date of his immigration to the United States I am guessing that he was enrolled with the 69th sometime around the 1899 - 1900 time
Pyne immigrated to Lynn, Massachusetts on 20 October, 1901 and was married to Lucinda M. Card on 7 July, 1905 in Lynn,
Massachusetts. At the time of his Petition for Naturalization in April 1917 he stated his occupation as an engineer. His Declaration of
Intention states that he stood 5 feet 11 inches tall, had a dark complexion with brown eyes, black hair and weighed 175 pounds.
Although he registered for the U.S. draft in both World War One and World War Two - he was 59 years old by that time - he did not
serve in either war.
In the 1930 Census for New Bedford, Massachusetts Pyne (here spelled "Pine") is shown still married and working as an engineer at a
gas plant. No children are listed.
Amos Roy Pyne died in Plymouth, Massachusetts in October of 1979.
4 inches by 5 inches
(10 cm x 13 cm)
Nova Scotia, Canada