Wednesday 29 April 2009

Private Ernest Geldard

Born on 6 March 1897 in Scarborough, England - next of kin listed as Miss Margaret A. Allison, Scarborough, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Wesleyan, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 34th Battalion, CEF, in Sarnia, Ontario, on 6 August 1915 (number 602854) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 June 1919.

Died on 15 October 1925.

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