Saturday, November 10, 2012

Private Henry John Vaughan

Born on 29 August 1888 in North Gower, Ontario – son of Ed Vaughan, Kars, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in North Gower, Ontario; trade as chauffeur; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 34.75 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 11 December 1915 (number 639239) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – wounded on 28 June 1917 – invalided to England on 8 July 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 – wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 – invalided to England on 8 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)

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