Saturday 13 October 2012

Private Andrew Truesdell

Born on 6 June 1883 in Lyn, Ontario – son of Edward Truesdell, Lansdowne, Ontario – at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Ivy Lea, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as chauffeur; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 12 February 1918 (number 3056646) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 – wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 – invalided to England on 4 September 1918.

(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)

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