|Ford Mathers in 1913 at a YMCA camp|
Attended Lord Roberts public school and King Edward High School, Vancouver - attended McGill College, British Columbia, in the faculty of Arts from 1914 to 1915 - member of the McGill College Officers' Training Corps during 1914-1915 session - "He was a keen athlete, playing tennis, rugby and basketball, and he took an active part in Y.M.C.A. work."
|Members of "D" Company, 38th Battalion, preparing to|
depart from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, for
overseas service with Princess Patricia's
Canadian Light Infantry
(Many thanks to Mike Mathers, Pte Mathers' nephew, for the additional information and images.)
(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org; Anonymous, Record of Service 1914-1918: University of British Columbia, McGill British Columbia, Vancouver College (Vancouver: Lionel Ward & Company, Ltd., 1924), p.85; e-mail from Mike Mathers, 9 November 2013)