Friday 13 November 2009

Lance-Sergeant George James Howard

Born on 1 February 1887 in Lea, Kent, England - husband of Edelweiss Howard, Toronto, Ontario (later London, England) - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 8 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410779) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 26 March 1917 - invalided to England on 19 April 1917.

(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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