Sunday 26 July 2009

Private Benjamin Halliwell

Born on 19 October 1896 Leeds, England brother of Mrs. Sam Knox, Carp, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Carp, Ontario, trade as clerk, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 8 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410755) - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 December 1915 - joined the 148th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 24 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 24th Battalion, CEF, on 29 November 1916.

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