|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
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 period.
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