Tuesday 31 July 2012

Private George Sutherland

Born on 21 April 1895 in Garden Hill, Ontario - brother of Florence Sutherland, Peterborough, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Brockville, Ontario; trade as woodworker; single; no current military service; previously served with the 41st Rifles (two years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 3 January 1916 (number 639176) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 27 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 16 July 1917 - wounded accidentally on 21 or 22 August 1917 - invalided to England on 23 November 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)

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