Saturday, 17 March 2012

Private Alfred Guy Arthur

Born on 6 March 1889 in Surrey, England - son of G.T. Arthur, Grate Bookham, England - attestation form notes present address as Ottawa, Ontario, trade as waiter, single, not now nor previously a member of the military, height of 5 feet 11 inches, chest of 37 inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, light brown hair, Church of England.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, on 5 April 1916 (number 246113) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - wounded on 16 or 17 March 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 March 1918 - wounded on 30 September or 2 October 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Died on 4 February 1969 - buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

(Updated with a photo of Private Arthur's headstone in Beechwood Cemetery).

(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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