Saturday 21 February 2009

Private John Fleming

Born on 10 February 1877 in Greenock, Scotland - brother of Mrs. Brown, Buffalo, New York - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Buffalo, New York, trade as fireman, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 8 September 1916 (number 640218) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 13 November 1917 - later served with reserve units.

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