Tuesday 31 July 2012

Private John Elliott Sutherland

Born on 29 September 1895 in Montreal, Quebec - next of kin listed as James Sutherland, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently serving with the McGill University COTC; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 34.3 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 1 March 1915 (number 410925) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 17 July 1915 - transferred to the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 1 July 1916 - commissioned as a lieutenant at some point - killed in action on 29 July 1916 - buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery (grave II.F.4), 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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I am distantly related.
His mother was Christina Wilson, b. 20 Jun, 1865, Montreal, d. 22 Aug. 1897. (She was daughter of Catherine McGregor and Daniel Wilson). His father, James Sutherland, b. 23 Nov. 1851, d. 24 May 1924, Montreal.
His sister, Marjorie Sutherland married Ernest John Trott and family is descended from there.