Wednesday 3 December 2008

Private Athol Alexander Edgar

Born on 31 May 1893 in Lancaster, Ontario - son of Stephen Edgar, Lancaster, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer, single, currently a member of the 59th Regiment (for eight months), no previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 11 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Prospect, Bermuda, on 1 August 1915 (number 410490) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 29 December 1918.

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