Sunday, 4 March 2012

Lance-Corporal Phillip Andrew Errett

Born on 13 August 1879 in Chatham, Ontario - husband of Mabel Ann Errett, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as civil servant (Customs), married, currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (five years, currently a sergeant), no previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410267) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 27 November 1916.

Died on 24 July 1949 - buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

(image taken in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario).

(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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