Sunday 11 November 2012

Private James Joseph Veasey

Born on 24 July 1893 in London, England – foster son of Mrs. Catherine O’Sullivan, Picton, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as telegrapher and foreman with the Coca-Cola Company; single; currently a member of the active militia; previously served with the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles (one year); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, in February 1915 (number 410957) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 25 or 28 October 1916 – invalided to England on 4 November 1916.

(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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