Thursday 1 October 2009

Corporal Robert Herridge

Born on 12 May 1895 in Berkshire, England - next of kin listed as Edwin Herridge, Clarkson, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military experience, Church of England, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 6 January 1916 (number 775312) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 5 September 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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