Wednesday 30 September 2009

Sergeant Samuel Herd

Born on 3 March 1888 in Markinch, Fifeshire, Scotland - son of John and Jessie Johnston Herd, Markinch, Fifeshire, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bridge builder, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 3 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 35th Battalion, CEF, in Niagara, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 (number 404616) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 or 30 March 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.9), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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