Friday 8 May 2009

Private Samuel Harrison Gifford

Born on 23 April 1896 in Madoc, Ontario - son of Samuel Gifford, Madoc, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Madoc, Ontario, single, Methodist, trade as fireman with Grand Trunk Railway, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, weight of 140 pounds, chest of 40 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, red hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 16 February 1918 (number 3056726) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

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