Tuesday 16 June 2009

Private John Graveley

Born on 22 May 1897 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Walter Graveley, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Cornwall, Ontario, listed as a "defaulter", single, Roman Catholic, trade as steamshovel operator, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 8 April 1918 (number 4021581) - 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.

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