Monday 11 January 2010

Private Albert Lawrence Jiles

Born on 20 January 1898 in Buffalo, New York - son of Henry Jiles, Newark, New Jersey - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Buffalo, New York; trade as civil service; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion, grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 15 January 1916 (number 207591) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - wounded on 23 July 1918 - invalided to England on 3 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)

1 comment:

Erich Hicks said...

Keep telling that history; read some great military history.

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