Monday 5 April 2010

Private Samuel Tait Galbraith

Born on 20 July 1886 in Glasgow, Scotland - son of S. Galbraith, Belfast, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, green eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 17 March 1915 (number 411052) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in France on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the Canadian Base Depot at Le Havre, France, in April 1916 - promoted to Corporal in April 1916 - promoted to Sergeant in December 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Salvage Corps in March 1917 - transferred to the CAEC on 27 September 1917 - repatriated to Canada and discharged in May 1919.

Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in 1921.

(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, Record of Service 1914-1918: University of British Columbia, McGill British Columbia, Vancouver College (Vancouver: Lionel Ward & Company, Ltd., 1924), p.51)

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