Saturday 3 April 2010

Private Milton Knowles

Born on 14 August 1898 in Brantford, Ontario - son of Isabella Knowles, Brantford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as mother; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Prebyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined No. 2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 5 January 1917 (number 513587) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - invalided sick to England on 16 May 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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