Monday, 31 December 2012

Corporal Douglas Lorne Weese

Born on 18 September 1895 in Zephyr, Ontario County, Ontario - son of Margaret Weese, Gamebridge, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Flesherton, Ontario; trade as bank clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 8 March 1916 (number 839035) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 7 April 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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