Saturday, 22 September 2007

Private John Alexander Carleton

Born on 13 July 1889 in Vankleek Hill, Ontario - son of Robert Carleton, Vankleek Hill, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 April 1915 (number 410916) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 20 December 1917.

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