Tuesday 3 February 2009

Private John Ernest Ferrier

Born on 29 October 1887 in Perth, Ontario - son of John Ferrier, Perth, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Perth, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current military service, previously served with the 42nd Regiment (one year), Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 11 inches, weight of 165 pounds, chest of 43 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, gray eyes, red hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Perth, Ontario, on 25 February 1916 (number 787131) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - transferred to the Young Men's Christian Association on 27 August 1917.

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