Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Lance-Corporal Cyril Mervyn Clarke, DCM, MM

Born on 6 August 1882 in St. Vincent Island, West Indies - brother of Robert Clarke, St. Lucia, West Indies - enlistment records provide the following: present address General Delivery, Vancouver, British Columbia, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 10.5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded.

Joined the 121st Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 18 January 1916 (number 760897) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 15 November 1916 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 13 August 1918.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette, 16 January 1919) - official citation: "For conspicuous gallantry during operations in front of Meharicourt on 11th August, 1918. When our advance was held up by an enemy machine gun concealed about fifty yards in front, he rushed forward and single-handed charged the gun. Five of the enemy ran away, leaving the gun in his hands. In performing this act he killed one of the enemy and was himself wounded, but he carried on in the firing line for some hours until ordered out by an officer. His coolness, courage and determination throughout the day ably assisted in the success of the operation." - unit recommendation dated 15 August 1918: "For gallantry in rushing an enemy M.G. during operations in front of Meharicourt on Aug. 11th, 1918."

He was awarded the Military Medal - no citation - unit recommendation 17 April 1917: "For valuable work in carrying out his duty as Battn. runner during operation Apr. 9/17."

Private Allan Clarke

Born on 2 March 1889 in Glengarry, Ontario - nephew of Mr. Thomas Cowdy, Hull, Quebec - enlistment records provide the following: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 (number 410250) - served with the battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Private Willis Lumgair Clark

Born on 11 December 1897 in Brampton, Ontario - son of Rev. W.C. Clark, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - enlistment records provide the following: trade as student, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 11.25 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 17 March 1915 (number 411080) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in France on 17 July 1915 - wounded on 3 June 1916 - rejoined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 11 November 1917 - promoted to Lieutenant.

He was awarded the Military Medal.

Private William James Clark

Born on 28 February 1886 in Guelph, Ontario - brother of Florence Clark, Guelph, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Ford City, Ontario, trade as clerk, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 6 feet 0.75 inches, chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 99th Battalion, CEF, in Amherstburg, Ontario, on 25 January 1916 (number 213718) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 March 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 5 October 1918.

Private William Gladstone Clarke

Born on 10 June 1898 in Nepean Township, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary J. Moulde, Hintonburg, Ottawa, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as mother, trade as stenographer, single, currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (one year) (1916) / Corps of Military Staff Clerks Sec "A" (1919), no previous military service, Baptist, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 April 1916 (number 246129) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - struck off strength to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 28 November 1917 - wounded on 28 September or 1 October 1918 - later served as a sergeant with the Corps of Military Staff Clerks - enlisted in [???] in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 July 1919.

Private Nelson Aberdeen Clark

Born on 2 October 1894 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Mrs. Kenneth Clarke, Cornwall, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as mother, trade as chair maker, single, currently a member of the 59th Regiment (one year), no previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 4.75 inches, chest of 35.75 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 21 December 1915 (number 455820) - taken on the strength of the 26th Battalion, CEF, on 28 June 1916 - wounded on 9 or 11 April 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 5 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Private Hyman Clark

Born on 24 May 1893 in Edinburgh, Scotland - brother of Lizzie Levinson, Montreal, Quebec - enlistment records provide the following: trade as laborer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, swarthy complexion, greyish eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 22 January 1915 (number 410473) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 4 July 1917.

Private David Edward Clark

Born on 2 February 1895 in Tutor, Ontario - son of Mrs. Eliza Clark, Belleville, Ontario - recruitment records provide the following: present address same as mother, single, Church of England, trade as fireman in fire department, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 40 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Kingston, Ontario, on 6 May 1918 (number 3058217) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Lieutenant Cable Boville Clark

Born on 21 July 1896 in Brampton, Ontario - son of Wylie Cable Clark, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as father, trade as student, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 6 feet 2 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 196th Battalion, CEF, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on 13 March 1916 (number 910887) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 July 1917 - sent to England for duty with the Royal Air Force on 3 June 1918 - seconded to the Royal Air Force from 16 October to 7 December 1918.

Private Ernest Alfred Claringbold

Born on 27 May 1890 in Aldershot, England - husband of Lillian Claringbold, Toronto, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as wife, trade as painter, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 18 January 1916 (number 669074) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

Private Marino Scirelli

Born on 25 January 1887 in Italy - next of kin listed as Antonio Scirelli, Casetta, Sepingiano, Italy - enlistment records provide the following: trade as laborer, single, no current military service, served two years in the Italian Army, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 16 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410613) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 25 November 1916 - invalided sick to England on 10 April 1917 - transferred to the 1st Canadian Infantry Works Battalion on 2 May 1918 - later served with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Works Company.

Private Frederick William Churcher

Born on 27 February 1885 in London, England - husband of Emily Churcher, Glenora, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as farmer, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Picton, Ontario, on 28 December 1915 (number 220337) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 7 or 8 February 1918 - wounded on 8 or 9 August 1918 - invalided to England on 12 August 1918.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sergeant John Anderson Church

Born on 8 April 1896 in Smiths Falls, Ontario - son of Elizabeth Church, Smiths Falls, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as student, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410472) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 13 December 1916 - later served in Reserve Units.

Private John Henry Chugg

Born on 7 September 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Ada Chugg, Ottawa, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as painter, single, currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (nine years), no previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410249) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 March 1917 - wounded on 23 August 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 26 August 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 6 November 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

Private Lewis Albert Christie

Born on 18 January 1880 in Elmvale, Ontario - brother of David Christie, Elmvale, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Elmvale, Ontario, trade as chauffeur, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 43 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair.

Joined the 157th Battalion, CEF, in Barrie, Ontario, on 4 December 1915 (number 643235) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 1 May 1919.

Sergeant Hugh Farquhar Christie

Born on 1 July 1892 in Apple Hill, Charlottenburg, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. John Christie, Apple Hill, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as student, single, no current military service, previously served with the Officer Training Corps at Guelph, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair to dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 23 March 1915 (number 411013) - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 26 April 1917 - died of his wounds on 31 October 1917.

Private Hans Christiansen

Born on 6 September 1887 in Christianin, Norway - recruitment records provide the following: present address in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, single, trade as laborer, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, clear complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on 5 January 1918 (number 256663) - taken on the strength of the 28th Battalion, CEF, on 5 September 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Private Antoine Chretien

Born on 30 March 1888 in Currant, Ontario - brother of Mrs. E. Lalonde, Curran, Ontario - recruitment records provide the following: present address in Curran, Ontario, single, Roman Catholic, trade as farmer, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 April 1918 (number 3320913) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Corporal Donald Edgerton Chown

Born on 16 June 1894 in Trenton, Ontario - son of Mrs. Francis E. Chown, Lucan, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Lucan, Ontario, trade as miller, single, no current military service, previously served one year with No. 2 Company, Divisional Signalling Corps, Methodist, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 135th Battalion, CEF, in Parkhill, Ontario, on 1 March 1916 (number 803011) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Acting-Sergeant Charles Elbert Chown

Born on 16 May 1898 in Kingston, Ontario - son of Mr. H.R. Chown, Kingston, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as father, trade as student, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 6 feet 6 inches, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined No. 3 Section Divisional Ammunition Column, CFA, in Kingston, Ontario, on 16 April 1917 (number 2043071) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - invalided sick to England on 23 October 1917 - transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 7 November 1918 in order to be commissioned.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Private William Fraser Chisholm

Born on 16 December 1894 in Roslin, Ontario - son of W. Chisholm (father), Belleville, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as father, trade as cook, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 11 January 1916 (number 636273) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 11 August 1918 - invalided to England on 12 August 1918.

Private Arthur Lloyd Chilton

Born on 26 July 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Violet Chilton, Ottawa, Ontario - son of James P. and Mina Chilton, Ottawa, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as wife, trade as electrician, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 March 1916 (number 246062) - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 11 April 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 June 1918 - died on 12 August 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery (grave V.N.1B), France.

Private James Chillman

Born on 8 March 1897 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Alice Cavanagh, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 2 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 31 July 1915 (number 144644) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 25 November 1916 - returned to Canada on 30 January 1918.

(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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.178)

Private William Childs

Born on 1 January 1894 in London, England - (1915) friend of Miss Jennie Glover, Carp, Ontario - (1918) husband of Gladys Childs - enlistment records provide the following: trade as (1915) farmhand / (1918) clerk, (1915) single / (1918) married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 3 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, "undersize", ruddy complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 1 January 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 22 June 1915 (number 410704) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 1 or 3 September 1916 - invalided to England on 3 September 1916 - later served as a sergeant with the Corps of Military Staff Clerks - joined the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 May 1918.

Private Albert Henry Childerhose

Born on 4 November 1893 in Stafford, Ontario - son of Henry Childerhose, RR 1 Pembroke, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as father, trade as cheesemaker, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, weight of 130 pounds, chest of 32 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Pembroke, Ontario, on 23 March 1916 (number 788925) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 July 1917 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - invalided to England on 22 August 1918.

Private Alfred Joseph Oscar Chevrier

Born on 11 March 1889 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. U. Chevrier, Ottawa, Ontario - recruitment records provide the following: present address same as mother, single, Roman Catholic, trade as driver, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 12 March 1918 (number 3320700) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Private Leon Arthur Chevalley

Born on 14 June 1896 in Governeur, New York - son of Arthur Chevalley, Governeur, New York - enlistment records provide the following: trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Wesleyan, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey-blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 5 March 1915 (number 410707) - taken on the strength of the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 21 September 1915 - died of those wounds on 27 September 1915 - buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery (grave II.D.4), France.

Private William John Chesney

Born on 8 August 1897 in Lakehurst, Ontario - husband of Lillian Maude Chesney, Peterborough, Ontario - recruitment records provide the following: present address same as wife, married, Methodist, trade as student at Peterborough Collegiate Institute, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 42 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 January 1918 (number 3055163) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 2 March 1919.

Private Ubald Chenier

Born on 23 July 1892 in Ottawa, Ontario - nephew of M.P. Belanger (aunt), Ottawa, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Ottawa, Ontario, trade as laborer, single, no current military service, previously served three years with the 97th Regiment, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 230th Battalion, CEF, in Hull, Quebec, on 11 April 1916 (number 1012063) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps on 13 July 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 or 7 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Private Harry George Cheeseman

Born on 24 June 1879 in Sittingham, Kent, England - husband of Lillian May Cheeseman, Toronto, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as wife, trade as boiler maker helper, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 17 February 1916 (number 775789) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 23 April 1917.

Private Luc Chassé

Born on 18 April 1896 in Kamouraski, Quebec - brother of Mr. N. Chassé, Kamouraski, Quebec - recruitment records provide the following: present address in Rapides des Joachims, Quebec, single, Roman Catholic, trade as labourer, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, sallow complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1918 (number 3320027) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

Private Hilaire Chartrand

Born on 2 January 1886 in Hull, Quebec - son of Mrs. Adelene Plant, Montreal, Quebec - enlistment records provide the following: trade as moulder, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 (number 410471) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 22 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 December 1916 - killed in action on 7 April 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.H.23), France.

Private David John Chartrand

Born on 7 February 1892 in North Gower, Ontario - son of Mrs. Millicent Chartrand, Kars, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as driver, single, currently a member of the 43rd Regiment, no previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 April 1915 (number 410051) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 - invalided to England on 13 April 1917.

Private Wilfred Charron

Born on 17 December 1897 - son of Mrs. Alice Charron - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Ottawa, Ontario, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 1.25 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Arnprior, Ontario, on 18 March 1916 (number 788318) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - wounded on 29 March 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 1 April 1917 - wounded on 27 June 1917 - invalided to England on 30 June 1917.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sergeant Oscar Joseph Charbonneau, MM

Born on 3 October 1896 in Canada - next of kin listed as A. Charbonneau, Ottawa, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as driver, single, no current military service, previously served three months in No. 6 Company, 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, swarthy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410917) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no citation - unit recommendation dated 5 October 1918: "For Gallantry during the operations in the vicinity of Bourlon, 27th Sept to 30th Sept 1918."

Sergeant Maxime Charbonneau, MSM

Born on 26 March 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of May Charbonneau, Ottawa, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as labourer, married with two children (twelve and seven years' old), no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 3 inches, chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded, swarthy complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 March 1915 (number 410050) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal on 18 January 1919 - no citation - unit recommended 21 September 1918: "For continuous good service as Shoemaker Sergeant."

Died in 1949 - buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa.

Private Leo Paul Charbonneau

Born on 1 December 1891 in Hull, Quebec - son of F. Charbonneau, Ottawa, Ontario - recruitment records provide the following: present address same as father's, single, Roman Catholic, trade as barber, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, hazel eyes, black hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 23 January 1918 (number 3320443) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - killed in action on 27 September 1918 - buried in Quarry Wood Cemetery (grave III.A.15), France.

Lance-Corporal Joseph Garratt Charbonneau

Born on 25 January 1893 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Francis Charbonneau, Ottawa, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as mother's, trade as insurance inspector, single, no current military service, previously served three years in the Phillipines as a trooper in the 8th Cavalry, Methodist, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 May 1916 (number 246246) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 April 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 7 September 1918.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Private Norman Chapman

Born on 28 July 1896 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England - son of Emma Chapman - enlistment records provide the following: trade as piano maker, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 2 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 10 August 1915 (number 144581) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 10 or 11 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917 - transferred to the 2nd and 4th Canadian Infantry Works Company or 4th Labour Battalion, CEF, on 14 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 20 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Private Dalton Chapman

Born on 27 September 1897 in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario - son of Florence Chapman, Sudbury, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Sudbury, Ontario, trade as labourer, single, currently a member of the 97th Regiment, no previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, on 27 January 1916 (number 648147) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - invalided sick to England on 31 August 1917.

Private Arthur William Chapman

Born on 16 January 1894 in England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Clara Chapman, Ottawa, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as delivery clerk, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, healthy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410174) - taken on the strength of the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - transferred to the Canadian Engineers on 18 November 1915 - wounded on 14 or 16 July 1916.

Corporal Charles Chaplin

Born on 13 July 1880 in Derbyshire, England - husband of Beatrice Elizabeth Chaplin, London, England - enlistment records provide the following: trade as printer, married, no current military service, previously served three years with the 4th East Surreys, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 March 1915 (number 410470) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 - invalided to England on 13 April 1917.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Private Frank Chambers

Born on 1 November 1890 in Bannockburn, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Chambers, Bannockburn, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as mother, trade as miner, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 21 March 1916 (number 636894) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 27 April 1918 - invalided to England on 8 May 1918 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps.

Private Ernest Hill Chambers

Born on 28 December 1882 in Birmingham, England - son of Benjamin Chambers, Middlesex, England - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as polisher, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 2 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 775614) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 9 November 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Private Joseph Amie Chamberland

Born on 4 December 1893 in Ontario - son of Mrs. Zoe Chamberland, Arnprior, Ontario - recruitment records note the following: present address in Arnprior, Ontario, single, Roman Catholic, electrician, no current military service, previous served three weeks in the Victoria Rifles, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 3320455) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.D.31), France.

Corporal Percy Chalmers

Born on 19 November 1891 in Sheffield, England - so of Mrs. Harriett Chalmers, Darlington, England - enlistment records provide the following: trade as electrician, single, no current military service, previously served two years with the Royal Engineers, Wesleyan, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 May 1915 (number 410703) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 20 or 28 October 1916 - invalided to England on 22 November 1916.

Private Fred Chalk

Born on 27 April 1890 in Ayr, Ontario - husband of Annie Chalk, Toronto, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as wife, trade as shipper, married, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 8.25 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 14 April 1916 (number 776049) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - invalided sick to England on 16 December 1916.

Private Alfred John Joseph Cushway

Born on 9 January 1884 in London, England - husband of Edith Annie Cushway, Smith Falls, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as brakeman, married with three children, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8.5 inches, chest of 39 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410608) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

Private Percy Wasley Caudle

Born on 10 September 1881 in Cheltenham, England - son of late Albert Edward and Charlotte Caudle - brother of Mrs. W.P. Jones, Blaengarw, South Wales, England - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Brantford, Ontario, trade as clerk, single, currently a member of the 38th Regiment Dufferin Rifles, served five years with the Cape Medical Staff Corps, South Africa, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 31 May 1916 (number 270327) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - died on 21 July 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension (grave IV.F.24), France.

Lance-Corporal Arthur Catlow

Born on 9 February 1878 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England - son of Robert Catlow, Blackburn, Lancashire, England - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Simcoe, Ontario, trade as mechanic, single, currently a member of the 39th Regiment, no previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 5.25 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 133rd Battalion, CEF, in Simcoe, Ontario, on 19 January 1916 (number 796100) - transferred to the 215th Battalion, CEF - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

Private William James Catleugh

Born on 21 October 1873 in Glasgow, Scotland - husband of Nancy Catleugh, Ready, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as wife, trade as salesman, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 22 December 1915 (number 725056) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - transferred to the 4th Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 12 January 1918.

Private Clayton Bush Castleman

Born on 2 November 1899 [stated 1898 on attestation form] in Aultsville, Ontario - son of John Castleman, Aultsville, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address Post 10, Morrisburg, Ontario, trade as student, single, unspecified current and previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, light hair.

Joined the No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot in Morrisburg, Ontario, on 21 November 1916 (number 513479) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 1 July 1918.

Private George John Samuel Castle

Born on 11 December 1877 in Trudys[?] Parish, Bermuda - husband of Eldora Lee Jane Castle, Trudys[?] Parish, Bermuda - enlistment records provide the following: trade as stoker, married with six children (boys aged 13, 7 and 5 and girls aged 15, 9 and 2), no current military service, previously served nine years with the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6.75 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, bronzed complexion, light brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on Boaz Island, Bermuda, on 8 December 1915 (number 410970) - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 14 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 or 6 March 1917 - struck off strength to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery on 23 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 13 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Lance-Corporal Thomas Joseph Cassidy, MM

Born on 27 November 1896 in Buckingham, Quebec - son of Patrick Cassidy, Campbells Bay, Quebec - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as father, trade as agent, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, black hair.

Joined the 74th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF, in Campbells Bay, Quebec, on 1 March 1917 (number 344970) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no citation - unit recommendation 7 September 1918: "For gallantry during Scarpe Operations, Sept 1st and 2nd 1918."

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Private Earle Cassidy

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on ??? (number A10239) - died on 1 April 1915 - buried in Notre Dame Roman Catholic Cemetery (grave lot 607 "M"), Ottawa.

Private John Casselman

Born on 13 August 1877 in Brockville, Ontario - husband of Jennie Casselman, Brockville, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as laborer, married with six children, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 8 March 1915 (number 410468) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 July 1916 - taken on the strength of the 51st Battalion, CEF, on 6 July 1916 - transferred to the 10th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, in France on 14 February 1918.

Died on 20 January 1927.

Private Gordon Henry Casselman

Born on 10 May 1898 in St. Albert, Ontario - son of John Casselman, Boundary Falls, British Columbia - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Morewood, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 3.25 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Winchester, Ontario, on 4 February 1916 (number 633401) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 2 November 1917 - invalided to England on 6 December 1917.

Private Frederick Casselman

Born on 21 March 1885 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Mary Casselman, Brockville, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as moulder, single, no current military service, previously served two years with the 8th Int. Field Battery, Baptist/Congregationalist, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 5 March 1915 (number 410467) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 29 November 1916 - wounded on 1 March 1917 - invalided to England on 18 March 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - wounded 13 August 1918 - invalided to England on 16 August 1918.

Private James Albert Cassel

Born on 2 May 1895 in Morrisburg, Ontario - son of Mrs. M. Cassel, Morrisburg, Ontario - recruitment papers provide the following: present address in Morrisburg, Ontario, single, Church of England, trade as butcher, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, brown eyes, fair hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 3320260) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Private Thomas Arthur Cassady

Born on 27 August 1890 in Waterloo County, Ontario - son of David Cassady, Ayr PO, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address same as father, trade as tinsmith, single, currently a member of 25th Brant Dragoons, no previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 38 inches, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, red hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Paris, Ontario, on 19 April 1916 (number 270186) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - killed in action on 28 May 1918 - buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery (grave IX.E.2), France.

Private Charles Ernest Cassady

Born on 14 January 1895 in Oxford, Ontario - son of Charles William Cassady, Oxford, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Paris, Ontario, trade as plumber, single, currently a member of 24th Greys Horse (one year), no previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 37 inches, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Pariso, Ontario, on 20 March 1916 (number 270094) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - wounded on 14 April 1918 - invalided to England on 2 May 1918.

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Corporal Arthur Edwin Cason

Born on 7 December 1889 in Ipswick, England - son of Emma Cason, Ipswich, England - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Ottawa, Ontario, trade as clerk, single, no current military service, previously served with the Royal Army Medical Corps for three years, Church of England, height of 5 feet 3.5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, medium dark complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, on 9 November 1915 (number 145352) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Private William Carter

Born on 4 May 1894 in Truro, Nova Scotia - brother of Miss Julia Carter, Truro, Nova Scotia - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Pembroke, Ontario, trade as laborer, single, no current or previous military service, Baptist, height of 5 feet 9 inches, weight of 137 pounds, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 28 September 1916 (number 1042162) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - wounded on 25 July 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 13 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.