Wednesday 23 September 2009

Private Levi Height

Born on 15 February 1893 in Mille Roches, Ontario - next of kin listed as Andrew Jacques, Mille Roches, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cornwall, Ontario, trade as paper mill worker, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 39.25 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 633053) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 14 December 1917 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - invalided to England on 24 August 1918.

(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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