Friday 29 January 2010

Private Arthur Alfred Jones

Born on 20 August 1887 in Worcester, England - husband of Esther Jones, Billings Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario - son of Arthur Jones, Billings Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as father; single; Church of England; trade as rivetter; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 11 January 1918 (number 4021082) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - invalided sick to England on 8 January 1919 - [then what] - joined the Corps of Military Staff Clerks, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 12 August 1919.

(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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