Thursday, 31 May 2012

Private Charles Edward Soutar

Born on 10 December 1897 in London, England - husband of Mary Soutar, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as printer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 6 July 1916 (number 246571) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Private James Robert Soundy

Born on 23 January 1878 in Lambeth, London, England - husband of Elizabeth Soundy, McAlpine, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in McAlpine, Ontario; trade as fireman; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; medium dark complexion; brownish eyes; black hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, on 17 February 1916 (number 633485) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 7 September 1917.

(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)

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Private Cyril Edgar Souch

Born on 30 March 1897 in Peterborough, Ontario - son of Walter O. Souch, Bowmanville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Bowmanville, Ontario; trade as druggist; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 136th Battalion, CEF, in Bowmanville, Ontario, on 16 February 1916 (number 805375) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 June 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Signals Pool, CEF, or 4th Divisional Signal Company, CEF, on 24 March 1918 - promoted to corporal.

(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)

Lance-Corporal Andrew Sorell

Born on 2 May 1886 in Currans, Ontario - son of Joseph Sorell, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cheese maker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410562) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 9 September 1916.

(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)

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Private Willard Sherwood Soper

Born on 20 May 1896 in Redwood, New York - son of Martha Agnes Soper, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; fair complexion; brown eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 22 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410405) - 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 1 November 1916 - invalided to England on 11 November 1916 - later served with reserve units.

(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)

Private John Walter Sones

Born on 12 June 1884 in Hamilton, Ontario - husband of Ether Hardley Sones, Hamilton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as butcher; married; no current military service; previously served with the 13th Royal Regiment (two years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 164th or 205th Battalion, CEF, in Hamilton, Ontario, on 3 April 1916 (number 240335) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Monday, 28 May 2012

Private Robert Pettigrew Somerville

Born on 31 January 1877 in Owen Sound, Ontario - husband of Evelyn Somerville, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as salesman; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 6 feet 0.5 inches; chest of 42 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 204th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 March 1916 (number 237253) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 13 September 1918.

(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)

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Private William Russell Sollitt

Born on 4 April 1897 in Myrtle, Ontario - son of Priscilla Sollitt, Uxbridge, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Peterborough, Ontario; trade as automobile repairer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 57th Regiment (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 35 inches; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 93rd Battalion, CEF, in Peterborough, Ontario, on 22 November 1915 (number 195282) - taken on the strength of the 1st Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 8 January 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 25 or 26 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Pricate Charles William Snyder

Born on 19 April 1896 in Guelph, Ontario - next of kin listed as Louis Philip Snyder and Mary Sophia Penhold, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student - arts; single; currently a member of the McGill Contingent COTC; no previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 37.2 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; greyish blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 18 February 1915 (number 410904) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 16 July 1915 - declared missing, presumed dead, on 4 June 1916 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10), Belgium.

(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)

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Private John Allen Snow

Born on 19 May 1883 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - husband of Mrs. J.A. Snow, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as wife; trade as assistant surveyor; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 14 January 1917 (number 513753) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 December 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 or 18 March 1918.

(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)

Lance-Corporal Floyd Pauline Snider

Born on 19 July 1895 in Delta, Ontario - husband of Honora Smith, Delta, Ontario (added later) - next of kin listed as Alfred Snider, Delta, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as painter; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 33.75 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark brown eyes; nearly black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 10 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410625) - 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 March 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 April 1917 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 11 September 1918.

(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)

Friday, 25 May 2012

Private William Harvie Snelling

Born on 2 December 1899 (gave 1897 on enlistment form) in Grey Township, Huron County, Ontario - son of George Snelling, Mankton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Mankton, Ontario; trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; light or fair complexion; blue grey eyes; fair light brown hair.

Joined the 161st Battalion, CEF, in Brussels, Ontario, on 29 January 1916 (number 654371) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 December 1916 - struck off strength to England as a "minor" on 1 July 1917.

(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)

Private William George Smith

Born on 3 April 1879 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Caroline Smith, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; grey hair.

Joined the 123rd Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 December 1915 (number 766941) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 July 1917 - wounded on 21 or 24 August 1917 - invalided to England on 25 August 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 29 or 30 November 1917 - wounded on 30 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 31 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Private William Harold Smith

Born on 22 November 1898 in Lyn, Ontario - son of Cornelius and Mary Smith, Lyn, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lyn, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 8 February 1916 (number 639329) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - killed in action on 27 March 1918 - buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension (grave II.D.21), 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)

Private William Smith

Born on 19 February 1889 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England - son of Thomas Smith, Pawtucket, Rhode Island - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Pawtucket, Rhode Island; trade as machine inspector; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the Signals Training Depot, Canadian Engineers, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 17 July 1917 (number 2265945) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 2 or 3 October 1918 - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 7 November 1918.

(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)

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Private Wilfred Smith

Born on 15 October 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario - brother of Miss I. Smith, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; clear complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410316) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - killed in action on 25 April 1916 - buried in Woods Cemetery (grave II.D.10), Belgium.

(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)

Acting-Sergeant Wilfred Smith

Born on 5 November 1891 in Harperhill, England - next of kin listed as Thomas Smith, Indlow, Derbyshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 27 February 1915 (number 410655) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 9 July 1916.

(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)

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Private Vincent Smith

Born on 3 February 1895 in Southport, England - son of Mrs. Sara Smith, Manchester, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as machinist and cook; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 3 May 1915 (number 410192) - 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 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 29 November 1916.

(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)

Monday, 21 May 2012

Private Thomas Andrew Smith

Born on 3 August 1893 in Campbells Bay, Quebec - son of Mrs. S.W. Smith, Campbells Bay, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Campbells Bay, Quebec; single; Presbyterian; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 14 January 1918 (number 3320398) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - invalided sick to England on 31 March 1919.

(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)

Private Thomas Smith

Born on 13 August 1891 in Lougron, England - next of kin listed as Thomas Smith, Indlow, Derbyshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.25 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 27 February 1915 (number 410624) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 6 June 1916.

(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)

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Private Sidney Joseph Smith

Born on 4 August 1873 in Stephen Township, Huron, Ontario - son of John Smith, Hay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Hay, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; currently a member of the active militia (no details); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 161st Battalion, CEF, in Exeter, Ontario, on 7 December 1915 (number 654092) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 August 1918 - rejoined the 58th Battalion on 9 September 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Anneux British Cemetery (grave II.D.13), 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)

Acting-Sergeant Russell Alexander Smith

Born on 25 March 1888 in Turbotville, Pennsylvania - son of David Smith, Montgomery, Pennsylvania - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Flint, Michigan; trade as carpenter; single; no current military service; previously served with the American CAC[?] (three years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Windsor, Ontario, on 29 March 1916 (number 208256) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 May 1917.

(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)

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Private Robert Smith

Born on 29 April 1885 in Glasgow, Scotland - husband of Mrs. J. Smith, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as teamster; married; currently a member of the active militia (no details); previously served with the Scottish Rifles (three years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 April 1916 (number 246182) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 September 1917 - wounded on 2 September 1918.

(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)

Private Richard Henry Smith

Born on 1 August 1884 in Bristol, England - son of Susan Shaw, Navan, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as miner; single; no current military service; previously served with the 6th Regiment, 2nd Canadian Contingent, South Africa (seven months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 March 1915 (number 410498) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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)

Friday, 18 May 2012

Private Rene Paul Smith

Born on 2 January 1896 in Chesterville, Ontario - son of Mrs. Annie Smith, Chesterville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Chesterville, Ontario; trade as painter; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 10 February 1916 (number 639561) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 3 September 1918.

(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)

Private Patrick Cross Smith

Born on 18 October 1879 in Canada - next of kin listed as Mrs. Mary Smith, Regina General Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plumber; married; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown eyes.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 17 February 1915 (number 410228) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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)

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Private Nelson Short Smith

Born on 15 May 1891 in Nerin Centre, Ontario - next of kin listed as Joseph Smith, Renfrew, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as barber; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 12 January 1915 (number 410816) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 26 April 1916.

Awarded the Military Medal.

(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)

Private Thomas Smith

Born on 21 February 1899 in Marmora, Ontario - son of Mrs. Annie Yatton, Marmora, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Marmora, Ontario; trade as miner; single; no current military service; previously served with the 155th Battalion, CEF (nine months); Church of England; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 235th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 16 November 1916 (number 1027490) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.D.8), 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)

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Lance-Corporal Murray Smith

Born on 31 August 1888 in Toronto, Ontario – husband of Minnie Smith, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 20 December 1915 (number 775173) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – wounded on 26 August 1917 – invalided to England on 31 August 1917.

(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)

Private Manfred Smith

Born on 8 October 1887 in Ottawa, Ontario – son of Mrs. Katherine Smith, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as blacksmith; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 42 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 April 1916 (number 246147) – taken on the strength of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry on 11 or 12 April 1918 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 June 1918 – wounded on 12 August 1918 – invalided to England on 15 August 1918.

(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)

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Private John William Smith

Born on 11 February 1895 in Liverpool, England - son of Jane Smith, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; dark brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 19 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 June 1915 (number 410624) - transferred to the 85th Battalion, CEF, on 1 November 1915 - transferred to the 13th Battalion, CEF, on 5 December 1916 - rejoined the 85th Battalion on 24 February 1917 - wounded on 12 or 14 April 1917 - transferred to the 260th Battalion, Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force, on 26 September 1918.

(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)

Private John Herdman Smith

Born on 27 March 1893 in Bristol, England - son of Mrs. J.N. Smith, Biggar, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as musician; single; no current military service; previously served with the 14th Regiment's band in Kingston; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 6 July 1915 (number 410890) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - attached to the 12th Brigade band on 22 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

(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)

Monday, 14 May 2012

Private John Christopher Smith

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 July 1915 (number 410403) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 4th Canadian Labour Battalion, CEF, on 24 August 1917 - transferred to the 4th Canadian Infantry Works Company, CEF, on 20 July 1918.

(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)

Private John Arburthnot Smith

Born on 14 October 1877 in Toronto, Ontario - husband of Rachael Smith, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as teamster; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 775190) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 25 February 1917 - invalided to England on 9 March 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 February 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 15 October 1918 - invalided sick to England on 23 November 1918.

(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)

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Private John Smith

Born on 1 April 1896 in Dublin, Ireland - brother of Andrew Smith, Mitchell, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address Hespler, Ontario; trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 3 December 1915 (number 189569) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 21 November 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 19 March 1918 - transferred to the 97th Canadian Army Employment Company, CEF, on 25 July 1918 - later promoted to sergeant - later served with the YMCA.

(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)

Private James MacKenzie Smith

Born on 2 June 1894 in Glasgow, Scotland - brother of Peter McIntyre Smith, Lancaster, Ontario - nephew of Miss Young, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 29 January 1915 (number 410404) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Private James Smith

Born on 25 March 1893 in Southampton, England - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, Southampton, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 6 July 1915 (number 410889) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 12 October 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF.

(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)

Private Howard Clifton Smith

Born on 2 April 1893 in Arnprior, Ontario - son of Chas Smith, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 6 July 1915 (number 410888) - 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 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 2 November 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF.

(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)

Friday, 11 May 2012

Private Herbert Paul Smith

Born on 16 March 1895 in Carleton Place, Ontario - husband of Alice Smith, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1918: present address in Carleton Place, Ontario; trade as spinner; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 3320568) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded at duty on 2 November 1918 - invalided sick to England on 14 January 1919.

(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)

Private Harry Lewis Smith

Born on 23 May 1897 in Norfolk County, Ontario - son of Lyman Lewis Smith, Scotland, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Scotland, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 38th Dufferin Rifles; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 32 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Burford, Ontario, on 3 May 1916 (number 270225) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Private Harold William Smith

Born on 5 April 1883 in Amherst Island, Ontario - son of Thomas D. Smith, Emerald, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Emerald, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; brunette complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 253rd Battalion, CEF, in Hella, Ontario, on 3 January 1917 (number 1090116) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 5 October 1918.

(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)

Private Harold Livermore Smith

Born on 17 February 1892 in St. Paul, Minnesota - son of C.J. Smith, St. Paul, Minnesota - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in St. Paul, Minnesota; trade as manager or an automobile company; single; no current military service; previously served with the US Army; Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined No.3 Section Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 March 1917 (number 2043039) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - wounded on 5 September 1917 - invalided to England on 12 September 1917.

(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)

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Acting-Corporal Guy Smith

Born on 7 August 1893 in Cornwall, Ontario - nephew of John Smith, Esq., Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tailor; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 3 July 1915 (number 410940) - 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 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (announced 19 February 1917): "For bravery in the field."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Private Garnet P. Smith

Born on 18 September 1894 in Cupids, Newfoundland - son of William Smith, Cupids, Newfoundland - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: trade as science student; single; no current military service; previously served with the Mount Allison University Officers' Training Corps; Methodist; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; hazel eyes; light hair.

Joined the Signal Training Depot, Canadian Engineers, CEF, in Sackville, New Brunswick, on 11 May 1917 (number 2265762) - embarked in Canada on 24 November 1917 - disembarked in England on 7 December 1917 - taken on the strength of the Canadian Expeditionary Training Division in Seaford, England, on 8 December 1917 - transferred to the 7th Reserve Division in Seaford on 19 December 1917 - transferred to the 6th Reserve Division in Seaford on 15 February 1918 - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, in Seaford on 10 May 1918 - arrived at Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp in France on 23 May 1918 - joined the PPCLI in the field on 23 May 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 June 1918 - wounded with a gun shot wound to the right arm and thigh on 3 September 1918 - admitted to No.24 General Hospital in √Čtaples, France, on 3 September 1918 - invalided to England and posted to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot in Seaford on 5 September 1918 - admitted to 4th South General Hospital in Plymouth, England, on 6 September 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital Bear Wood on 27 September 1918 - discharged from Bearwood on 9 November 1918 and transferred to the Canadian Segregation Camp in Rhyl, Wales - transferred to the 6th Reserve Division in Witley, England, on 14 January 1919 - embarked for Canada onboard HMT Celtic in Liverpool, England, on 10 March 1919 - disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 18 March 1919 - discharged on 21 March 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada, digitized Personnel File, Smith, Garnet (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca); 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)

Private Frederick Smith

Born on 8 May 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Mary Francis Smith, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 March 1915 (number 410402) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - died on 2 November 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Contay British Cemetery (grave III.E.16), 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)

Monday, 7 May 2012

Acting-Corporal Eric Strachan Havelock Smith

Born in January 1896 in Puncher Creek, Alberta - under guardianship of George Heaton, Puncher Creek, Alberta - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as rancher[?]; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 37.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Buckingham, Quebec, on 6 November 1915 (number 145407) - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 20 September 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 21 September 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - died of those wounds on 20 November 1916 - buried in Contay British Cemetery (grave VII.A.4), France.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (announced 4 January 1917): "For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117); Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.144)

Corporal Edward Peter Joseph Smith

Born on 8 May 1890 in England - fiancee of Miss Pearl Connolly, Morrisburg, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; currently a member of the active militia; no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 27 February 1915 (number 410939) - 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 18 or 19 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 18 December 1916 - wounded on 26 April 1918 - invalided to England on 7 May 1918.

(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)

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Private Delbert Lawson Smith

Born on 29 September 1880 in Cobourg, Ontario - son of John R. Smith, Alderville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Calgary, Alberta; trade as steam engineering; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 13th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, in Calgary, Alberta, on 25 May 1916 (number 228413) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 8 May 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - invalided to England on 2 July 1917.

(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)

Private David Smith

Born on 11 March 1897 in Scotland - son of David Smith, Whitingside, Massachusetts - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Saint John, New Brunswick; trade as machine operator; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Divisional Signals Training Depot, Canadian Engineers, CEF, in Saint John, New Brunswick, on 12 June 1917 (number 2265700) - taken on the strength of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 10 May 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 June 1918 - wounded on 2 November 1918 - invalided to England on 7 November 1918.

(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)

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Private Clifford Meredith Smith

Born on 18 December 1895 in Cleveland, Ohio - son of Gertrude Smith, Corbett, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Corbett, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 6 January 1916 (number 838596) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - invalided sick to England on 30 March 1919.

(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)

Private Charles William Smith

Born on 19 October 1897 in Derby, Derbyshire, England - son of Elijah Smith, Winnipeg, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as elevator man; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; light hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 16 March 1916 (number 261032) - transferred to the 97th Battalion, CEF - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 May 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

Friday, 4 May 2012

Private Charles McGregor Smith

Born on 10 November 1896 in Clydebank, Scotland - son of Catherin McKenzie, St. Catharines, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as waiter; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 (number 410880) - 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 27 October 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917 - later served with reserve units.

(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)

Private Charles Frederick Smith

Born on 29 November 1895 in Boston, Massachusetts - moved to Stratford, Ontario, at the age of six months - son of Mrs. Charlotte Smith, Smiths Falls, Ontario, and later Ancord, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; currently a member of the 42nd Regiment; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 (number 410623) - 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 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 7 December 1916.

(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)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Lieutenant Bartholomew Smith

Born on 24 September 1885 in Leytonstone, London, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. S. Smith, Leytonstone, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as butcher; single; currently a member of the active militia; previously served with the 17th Lancers (eight years); Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 12th Battalion, CEF, on 22 September 1914 (number 22692) - commissioned and promoted to lieutenant on 21 August 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 September 1916 - accidentally wounded on 2 November 1916 - invalided to England on 9 November 1916 - served as an instructor with the Canadian Army Gymnastic Staff from 4 February 1918 to 11 April 1919 - worked as a sergeant with the Cobourg Military Hospital from 11 August 1919 to 24 June 1920.

(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)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Private Albert Smith

Born on 21 February 1885 in Bradford, England - husband of Mrs. N. Smith, Westboro, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as grocery clerk; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36.25 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 May 1916 (number 246317) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - invalided sick to England on 16 December 1917.

(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)

Private William Alexander Smellie

Born on 6 August 1888 in Glasgow, Scotland - next of kin listed as Mrs. W.A. Smellie, Hamilton, Bermuda - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tailor; married; currently a member of the Bermuda Volunteer Rifles (one year); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Prospect, Bermuda, on 26 August 1915 (number 410887) - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 12 August 1918 - invalided to England on 14 August 1918.

(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)

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Private George Smedley

Born on 26 April 1890 in Colston-Basset, Notts, England - next of kin listed as Mary Elizabeth Smedley, Mally-le-Marsh[?], Alford, Lincs, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently a member of the Guelph Officers' Training Corps; previously served with F Company, 4th Lincs Regiment (private, five years); "Primitive Methodist"; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Guelph, Ontario, on 16 March 1915 (number 410997) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 July 1915 - transferred to the 3rd Divisional Signal Company, CEF, on 9 March 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Corps Wireless Section, CEF, on 7 September 1916 - served as an assistant instructor with the Canadian School of Military Engineering from 26 July to 28 December 1918 - at some point was commissioned and promoted to lieutenant.

Awarded a Mention-in-Despatches.

(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)

Private John Calvin Smeall

Born on 11 December 1885 - husband of Sarah Elizabeth Smeall, Billings Bridge, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trader as baker[?]; married; no current military service; previously served with the military; Baptist; height feet of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 August 1916 (number 246674) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - struck off strength to England for duty on 9 February 1919.

(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)