Friday, 10 August 2007

Private Howard Gordon Burtch

Born on 11 December 1896 in Kingston, Ontario - son of Mrs. Carrie Burtch, Kingston, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Kingston, Ontario, trade as clerk, single, no current military service, previously served two years with the Army Service Corps, Methodist, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, light/medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 77th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 November 1915 (number 145325) - taken on the strength of the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

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