Wednesday 7 November 2012

Private Lambertus Dirk Vandebelt

Born on 6 January 1892 in Amsterdam, Holland – son of Petronella Elizabeth Vandebelt, Amsterdam, Holland – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as supply man; single; no current military service; previously served with the Dutch Army (nine months as a private); Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.25 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined No. 2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 4 January 1917 (number 513576) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 July 1917 – invalided sick to England on 18 December 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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