Friday 27 November 2009

Private Arthur William Humphrey

Born on 10 November 1899 (gave 1897 on his enlistment paper) in Birch, Colchester, England - son of Robina Humphrey, Birch, Colchester, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Sparta, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 27 March 1916 (number 190185) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 13 October 1916 - later served with reserve units.

(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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