Monday 5 April 2010

Private Ebenezer Crute

Born on 3 December 1883 in Sunderland, England - son of Mrs. E. Crute, Vancouver, British Columbia - at time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 8.5 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 5 March 1915 (number 411044) - taken on the strength of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded on 15 March or 12 or 15 April 1916 at Hooge, Belgium - promoted to Corporal in 1917 - promoted to Sergeant in November 1918 - wounded near Mons, France, on 8 or 9 November 1918 - repatriated to Canada in March 1919.

Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in 1921.

(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; Anonymous, Record of Service 1914-1918: University of British Columbia, McGill British Columbia, Vancouver College (Vancouver: Lionel Ward & Company, Ltd., 1924), p.36)

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