Monday, 7 March 2011

Private Danzel Mitchell

Born on 8 August 1895 in Perth, Ontario - son of D. John Mitchell, Perth, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; currently a member of "C" Company, 42nd Regiment; no previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 26 January 1915 (number 410544) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 29 or 30 March 1917 - died of those wounds on 11 April 1917 - buried in √Čtaples Military Cemetery (grave XXII.F.5A), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

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