Tuesday 5 January 2010

Private Gordon Packham Jeffery

Born on 4 February 1898 in Downie Township, Perth County, Ontario - son of William Jeffery, Stratford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as plumber; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 110th Battalion, CEF, in Stratford, Ontario, on 14 March 1916 (number 727678) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 6 November 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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