Sunday 5 July 2009

Private James Walter Griffin

Born on 15 January 1873 in Uxbridge, London, England - husband of Eliza Griffin, Cummings Bridge, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, married (with three children, ages 10, 7 and 5), no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, light brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 March 1915 (number 410291) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool on 5 February 1918.

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