Tuesday 12 March 2013

Private Everett Cross

Born on 15 August 1891 in Newboyne, Ontario - son of Dennis and Martha Cross, Athens, Ontario - at time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Athens, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Athens, Ontario, on 3 February 1916 (number 639499) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - declared missing, presumed dead, on 10 August 1918 - name listed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Cross's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

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