Sunday 7 February 2010

Private Joseph Jordan

Born on 16 March 1884 in Osgoode, Ontario - son of Mrs. M. Jordan, Osgoode, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1918: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 14 February 1918 (number 4025050) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 October 1918.

(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)

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