Saturday 23 May 2009

Private Geoffrey James Edwards

Born on 16 January 1895 in Lindsay, Ontario - son of Mrs. J.G. Edwards, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lindsay, Ontario, trade as clerk, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 6 January 1916 (number 145743) - achieved the rank of sergeant - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England as a private on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917 - returned to Canada on 20 December 1918.

(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, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926, p.97)

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