Sunday 11 November 2012

Lieutenant Ross Walker Veitch

Born on 5 May 1897 in Toronto, Ontario – son of George Malcolm Veitch, Plattsville, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Stratford, Ontario; trade as student (“teacher in training”); single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark-hazel complexion; hazel eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 110th Battalion, CEF, in Stratford, Ontario, on 18 January 1916 (number 727334) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 June 1917 – sent to England for Officers’ Training Course on 2 February 1918 – commissioned and promoted to lieutenant with the 6th Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 6 August 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 15 September 1918 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion due to sickness on 5 May 1919.

(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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