Friday 18 September 2009

Private Edward Heals

Born on 10 March 1899 in Ottawa, Ontario - nephew of John Akeson, Westboro (Ottawa), Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Westboro, Ontario, trade as driver, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, (via the Draft 5th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards Recruiting Depot) in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 April 1917 (number 2350304) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 2 or 3 August 1918 - invalided sick to England on 15 January 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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