Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Private Clifford William Deavy

Born on 28 September 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Nellie Deavy, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 July 1915 (number 144005) - 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 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion to the 12th Light Trench Mortar Battery on 1 October 1917 - repatriated to Canada on 28 March 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, 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)

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