Friday 10 April 2009

Private Albert Ernest Gallinger

Born on 29 July 1897 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of William Gallinger, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current military service, previously served with the 59th Regiment Canal Guard (two months), Methodist, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 16 August 1915 (number 144994) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 July 1917.

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