Saturday 4 June 2011

Acting-Sergeant (Corporal) Arthur Ward Northrup

Born on 4 July 1882 in Cleveland, Ohio - brother of Mrs. Alice H. Lee, Bedford, Ohio - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Winnipeg, Manitoba; trade as railroad claim agent; single; no current military service; previously served with the Ohio state militia; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 21 June 1916 (number 261529) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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