Wednesday 1 April 2009

Corporal Eli Jonas Furler

Born on 22 October 1888 in Delhi, Ontario - husband of Ruth Furler, Delhi, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as thrasher, married, currently a member of the 39th Regiment, no previous military service, Congregationalist, height of 5 feet 9 inches, weight of 158 pounds, chest of 42 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 133rd Battalion, CEF, in Simcoe, Ontario, on 24 January 1916 (number 797564) - transferred to the 215th Battalion, CEF - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - invalided sick to England on 30 March 1919.

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