Sunday, 18 March 2012

Private John Sefton

Born on 19 September 1897 in Liverpool, England - son of John and Margaret Sefton, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 0.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 17 November 1915 (number 639225) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - died of those wounds on 12 November 1917 - buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery (grave IX.E.3), France.

(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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