Friday, 10 August 2007

Private John Seton Burwash

Born on 12 October 1894 in Canada - son of Mrs. Ethel Burwash, Arnprior, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as lumber culler, single, no current military service, previously served for two years with the Boy Scouts in Arnprior, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, healthy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410242) - taken on the strength of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion on 25 August 1915.

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